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Pteralopex
PterAtra
Guadalcanal Monkey-faced Bat (Pteralopex atrata)
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Chiroptera
Family Pteropodidae
Pteropodinae
Genus Pteralopex

Pteralopex or monkey-faced bats, is a genus of megabat in the Pteropodidae family. They are restricted to Solomon Islands rain forests in Melanesia, and all species are seriously threatened, being rated as either endangered or critically endangered by IUCN.

Species[]

Bougainville Monkey-faced Bat (K. Andersen, 1909) (Pteralopex anceps)
Guadalcanal Monkey-faced Bat (Thomas, 1888) (Pteralopex atrata)
Greater Monkey-faced Bat (Helgen, 2005) (Pteralopex flanneryi)
Montane Monkey-faced Bat (Flannery, 1991) (Pteralopex pulchra)
New Georgian Monkey-faced Bat (Parnaby, 2002) (Pteralopex taki)
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