Pteropus Brisson 1762 (flying fox)

Mammalia - Chiroptera - Pteropodidae

Full reference: M. J. Brisson. 1762. Regnum Animale in classes IX distributum, sive synopsis methodica, Ed. 2

Parent taxon: Pteropodidae according to D. A. Burney et al. 2008

See also Gray 1825 and Wilson and Reeder 2005

Sister taxa: Eidolon, Notopteris, Nyctimene, Propottininae, Rousettus, Turkanycteris

Subtaxa: Pteropus alecto Pteropus giganteus Pteropus hypomelanus Pteropus intermedius Pteropus lylei Pteropus mariannus Pteropus melanotus Pteropus niger Pteropus poliocephalus Pteropus vampyrus

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Type: Vespertilio niger

Ecology: volant herbivore-insectivore


• Quaternary of Cook Islands (1 collection), Guam (2), Madagascar (1), Mauritius (3), New Caledonia (1), Niue (3), Northern Mariana Islands (11), Palau (4)

Total: 26 collections including 28 occurrences

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