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SPECIES Cynopterus luzoniensis

Author:Peters, 1861.
Citation:Monatsb. K. Preuss. Akad. Wiss., 1861: 708.
Common Name:Peters’s Fruit Bat
Type Locality:Philippines, Luzon, S Camarines, Iriga.
Distribution:Sulawesi, Philippines, and adjacent small islands.
Status:Not evaluated in IUCN/SSC Action Plan (1992). IUCN 2003 – not evaluated.
Comments:Included in brachyotis by many authors, but see Kitchener and Maharadatunkamsi (1991) and Schmitt et al. (1995). Heaney et al. (1987) placed archipelagus (known only from the juvenile holotype) in brachyotis, but see Kitchner and Maharadatunkamsi (1991). Specimens of luzoniensis from the Palawan region of the Philippines may actually represent brachyotis as used herein (L. Heaney, pers. comm.).



    archipelagus Taylor, 1934
    cumingii Gray, 1871
    philippensis Gray, 1871

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