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SPECIES Pteropus tonganus

Author:Quoy and Gaimard, 1830.
Citation:In d'Urville, Astrolabe, Zool., 1(L'Homme, Mamm., Oiseaux): 74.
Common Name:Pacific Flying Fox
Type Locality:Tonga Isls, Tongatapu Isl.
Distribution:Karkar Isl (off NE New Guinea) and Rennell Isl (Solomon Isls), south to New Caledonia, east to Cook Isls.
Status:CITES Appendix I. IUCN/SSC Action Plan (1992) Not Threatened. IUCN 2003 Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:mariannus species group. Includes geddiei; see Sanborn (1931) and Felten and Kock (1972). Karkar Isl population (basiliscus) may actually be a subspecies of conspicillatus (K. Helgen, pers. comm.). It is possible that this species has been transported to some islands by humans; see Flannery (1995b). Also see Miller and Wilson (1997), Bonaccorso (1998), and Bergmans (2001).
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SUBSPECIES basiliscus



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