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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 Wilson and Reeder (2005) and Burney et al. (2008).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1762Pteropus Brisson p. 13
1825Pteropus Gray p. 338
2005Pteropus Wilson and Reeder
2008Pteropus Burney et al. p. 18

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1874
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
subclassSarcopterygii()
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
subclassAmphibiosauriaKuhn 1967
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
RankNameAuthor
subclassSynapsida
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
Cladotheria
Zatheria
subclassTribosphenida()
subclassTheria
Eutheria()
Placentalia
orderChiropteraBlumenbach 1779
suborderYinpterochiropteraKoopman 1984
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.

G. Pteropus Brisson 1762 [flying fox]
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Pteropus alecto Temminck 1837 [Black flying fox]
Pteropus giganteus Brünnich 1782
Pteropus hypomelanus Temminck 1853
Pteropus intermedius Andersen 1908 [Andersen's flying fox]
Pteropus lylei Andersen 1908 [Lyles flying fox]
Pteropus mariannus Desmarest 1822 [Marianas flying fox]
Pteropus melanotus Blyth 1863 [Black-eared flying fox]
Pteropus niger Kerr 1792 [Mauritian flying fox]
Pteropus poliocephalus Temminck 1825
Pteropus vampyrus Linnaeus 1758 [large flying fox]
Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: terrestrialo
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Life habit: volanto
Diet: herbivoref
Diet 2: insectivoref
Reproduction: viviparouso
Created: 2005-06-08 10:11:09
Modified: 2005-06-08 12:11:09
Source: f = family, o = order, c = class, subp = subphylum
References: Ji et al. 2002, Carroll 1988, Nowak 1991, Hendy et al. 2009, Simmons et al. 2008

Age range

Maximum range based only on fossils: Holocene or 0.01170 to 0.00000 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 0.0 Ma

Collections (26 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Holocene0.0117 - 0.0Mauritius Pteropus rodricensis (194171) Pteropus subniger (194029) Pteropus subniger, Pteropus niger (194169)
Holocene0.0117 - 0.0New Caledonia Pteropus vetulus, Pteropus sp. (193988)
Holocene0.0117 - 0.0Guam Pteropus sp. (208640 208643)
Holocene0.0117 - 0.0Palau Pteropus sp. (209730 209740 209741 209745)
Holocene0.0117 - 0.0Cook Islands Pteropus tonganus (193452)
Holocene0.0117 - 0.0Madagascar (Toliara) Pteropus rufus (92732)
Holocene0.0117 - 0.0Niue Pteropus tonganus (193851 193864 193867)
Holocene0.0117 - 0.0Northern Mariana Islands Pteropus sp. (194622 194623 194624 194625 194626 194627 194630 194642 194643 194648 194649)