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SPECIES Pteropus giganteus

Author:Brünnich, 1782.
Citation:Dyrenes Historie, 1: 43.
Common Name:Indian Flying Fox
Type Locality:India, Bengal.
Distribution:Maldive Isls, India (incl. Andaman Isls), Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Burma, Tsinghai (China). The Tsinghai record requires confirmation. Cambodian records are apparently erroneous; see Kock (2000).
Status:CITES – Appendix II. IUCN/SSC Action Plan (1992) – Not Threatened. IUCN 2003 – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:vampyrus species group. Includes ariel; see Hill (1958). Possibly conspecific with vampyrus; see Corbet and Hill (1992). Reviewed in part by Bates and Harrison (1997) and Horácek et al. (2000).
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SUBSPECIES giganteus


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