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SPECIES Dobsonia chapmani

Author:Rabor, 1952.
Citation:Nat. Hist. Misc., Chicago Acad. Sci., 96(2).
Common Name:Negros Naked-backed Fruit Bat
Type Locality:Philippines, Negros, Bais, Pagabonin.
Distribution:Cebu and Negros Isls (Philippines).
Status:IUCN/SSC Action Plan (1992) Extinct? IUCN 2003 Extinct. Previously thought to be extinct, but a living population was discovered in 2000 by S. Pedregosa (L. Heaney, pers. comm.).
Comments:moluccensis species group. Listed by Corbet and Hill (1992) as a possible subspecies of exoleta; also see Bergmans (1978).
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