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Pteropus (flying fox)

Mammalia - Chiroptera - Pteropodidae

Taxonomy
Pteropus was named by Brisson (1762) [conserved in ICZN Opinion 1894]. It is extant. Its type is Vespertilio niger.

It was assigned to Pteropina by Gray (1825); and to Pteropodidae by Burney et al. (2008).

Species lacking formal opinion data

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1762Pteropus Brisson p. 13
1825Pteropus Gray p. 338
2008Pteropus Burney et al. p. 18

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Synapsida()
RankNameAuthor
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
Laurasiatheria
Scrotifera
orderChiropteraBlumenbach 1779
suborderMegachiropteraDobson 1875
familyPteropodidaeGray 1821
genusPteropus

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available