Number 3646 , 37 pp . , 14 figures , 5 tables June 25 , 2009 Pacific Flying Foxes ( Mammalia : Chiroptera ) : Two New Species of Pteropus from Samoa , Probably Extinct

@inproceedings{Helgen2009Number3,
  title={Number 3646 , 37 pp . , 14 figures , 5 tables June 25 , 2009 Pacific Flying Foxes ( Mammalia : Chiroptera ) : Two New Species of Pteropus from Samoa , Probably Extinct},
  author={Kristofer M. Helgen and Lauren E. Helgen and Don Ellis Wilson},
  year={2009}
}
Two new species of flying foxes (genus Pteropus) from the Samoan archipelago are described on the basis of modern museum specimens collected in the mid-19th century. A medium-sized species (P. allenorum, n. sp.) is introduced from the island of Upolu (Independent Samoa), based on a specimen collected in 1856 and deposited in the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. It has not been collected again, and we regard it as almost certainly extinct. This species is smaller bodied and has much… CONTINUE READING

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