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SPECIES Pteropus capistratus

Author:Peters, 1876.
Citation:Monatsb. K. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1876: 316.
Common Name:Bismark Masked Flying Fox
Type Locality:Papua New Guinea. The type locality was initially given as New Ireland Isl., but this is clearly incorrect (see Flannery and White, 1991). The type locality is probably the Duke of York group or New Britain Isl.
Distribution:Bismarck Arch. (Papua New Guinea).
Status:CITES Appendix II. IUCN/SSC Action Plan (1992) No Data as P. temmincki capistratus. IUCN 2003 Not listed.
Comments:Formerly regarded as a subspecies of temmincki, but apparently distinct; see Flannery (1995b). See also Flannery and White (1991) and Bonaccorso (1998).
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