Systematics of the Pacific monkey‐faced bats (Chiroptera: Pteropodidae), with a new species of Pteralopex and a new Fijian genus

@article{Helgen2005SystematicsOT,
  title={Systematics of the Pacific monkey‐faced bats (Chiroptera: Pteropodidae), with a new species of Pteralopex and a new Fijian genus},
  author={Kristofer M. Helgen},
  journal={Systematics and Biodiversity},
  year={2005},
  volume={3},
  pages={433 - 453}
}
  • K. Helgen
  • Published 1 November 2005
  • Biology
  • Systematics and Biodiversity
Abstract The fruit‐bat genus Pteralopex comprises the monkey‐faced bats, a group of six endangered species found only in old‐growth forests on certain islands in the south‐west Pacific (the Solomon Islands and Fiji). The taxonomy of the genus is reviewed in detail and updated accordingly. Two ‘cryptic’ biological species are shown to occur in sympatry on both Bougainville and Choiseul in the northern Solomon Islands (corresponding to Pteralopex anceps Andersen, 1909 and a previously undescribed… 
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