Family Pteropodidae Gray 1821 (fruit bat)

Mammalia - Chiroptera - Pteropodidae

Parent taxon: Megachiroptera according to W. H. Flower and R. Lydekker 1891

See also Bonaparte 1850, Carroll 1988, Flower 1883 and Nowak 1991

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: Eidolon Notopteris Pteropus Rousettus Turkanycteris

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Ecology: volant herbivore-insectivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of the Congo-Kinshasa (2 collections), Cook Islands (1), Israel (2), Madagascar (2), Mauritius (3), New Caledonia (1), Niue (3), Northern Mariana Islands (11), the Philippines (4)

• Pliocene of Ethiopia (1), Kenya (2)

Total: 32 collections including 42 occurrences

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