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Pteropodidae

(Family)

Overview

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A Family in the Kingdom Animalia.

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Taxonomy

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The Family Pteropodidae is further organized into finer groupings including:

Genera

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Acerodon

Acerodon is a genus of megabat in the Pteropodidae family. It contains five species, all native to forests in Southeast Asia, and all except one threatened. They are closely related to Pteropus. [more]

Aethalops

Aethalops is a genus of megabat in the Pteropodidae family. It contains the following species: [more]

Alionycteris

The Mindanao Pygmy Fruit Bat (Alionycteris paucidentata) is a species of megabat in the Pteropodidae family. It is monotypic within the genus Alionycteris.[] It is endemic to the Philippines. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests. It is threatened by habitat loss. [more]

Aproteles

Bulmer's fruit bat (Aproteles bulmerae) is an megabat endemic to New Guinea. It is listed as a critically endangered species due to habitat loss and hunting. It is the only member of the genus Aproteles. [more]

Archaeopteropus

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Balionycteris

The Spotted-winged Fruit Bat, Balionycteris maculata is the smallest megabat in the world. It is in the monotypic genus Balionycteris. It is found from southern Thailand, across Malaysia, and on the island of Borneo. It lives in the forests where it roosts in small groups in trees and caves. Its name comes from the coloration of its wings, which are dark with a lighter-colored spot at each joint. [more]

Boneia

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Casinycteris

The Short-palated Fruit Bat (Casinycteris argynnis) is a species of in the Pteropodidae family. It is monotypic within the genus Casinycteris. It is found in Cameroon, Central African Republic, and Democratic Republic of the Congo. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss. [more]

Chironax

The Black-capped Fruit Bat (Chironax melanocephalus) is a species of in the monotypic genus Chironax. [more]

Cynonycteris

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Cynopterus

Cynopterus is a genus of megabats. The Cynopterine section is represented by 11 genera, five of which occur in Malaysia, namely, Chironx, Balionycteris, Penthetor, Dyacopterus and Cynopterus. 30 names for Cynopterus species have been proposed, but only 16 are taxonomically valid forms. [more]

Dobsonia

Dobsonia is a genus of in the Pteropodidae family. It contains the following species: [more]

Dyacopterus

Dyacopterus is a genus of from south-east Asia. It contains two species, namely: [more]

Eidolon

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Eonycteris

Eonycteris is a genus of megabats found in Asia. Species within this genus are: [more]

Epomophorus

Epomophorus is a genus of in the Pteropodidae family. It contains the following species: [more]

Epomops

Epomops is a genus of in the Pteropodidae family. It contains the following species: [more]

Haplonycteris

The Fischer's Pygmy Fruit Bat or Philippine Pygmy Fruit Bat (Haplonycteris fischeri) is a species of in the Pteropodidae family. It is monotypic within the genus Haplonycteris. It is endemic to the Philippines. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests. It is threatened by habitat loss. [more]

Harpyionycteris

Harpyionycteris is a genus of megabat in the Pteropodidae family. It contains the following species: [more]

Hypsignathus

The Hammer-headed Bat (Hypsignathus monstrosus), also known as the Big-lipped Bat, is a megabat widely distributed in equatorial Africa. This large bat is found in riverine forests, mangroves, swamps, and palm forests at elevations less than 1800 meters. [more]

Latidens

Salim Ali's fruit bat (Latidens salimalii) is a rare megabat species in the monotypic genus Latidens. [more]

Lissonycteris

Lissonycteris is a genus of in the Pteropodidae family. It contains the following species: [more]

Macroglossus

Macroglossus is a genus of bats (family Pteropodidae) found in Indonesia. It has two species: [more]

Megaerops

Megaerops is a of megabat. It includes the species [more]

Megaloglossus

Woermann's Bat or Woermann's Fruit Bat (Megaloglossus woermanni) is a species of megabat in the Pteropodidae family. It is monotypic within the genus Megaloglossus.[] It is found in Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Togo, and Uganda. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and moist savanna. It is threatened by habitat loss. [more]

Melonycteris

Melonycteris is a genus of in the Pteropodidae family. It contains the following species: [more]

Micropteropus

Micropteropus is a genus of in the Pteropodidae family. It contains the following species: [more]

Mirimiri

Myonycteris

Myonycteris is a genus of in the Pteropodidae family. It contains the following species: [more]

Nanonycteris

Veldkamp's Dwarf Epauletted Fruit Bat (Nanonycteris veldkampii) is a species of bat in the Pteropodidae family. It is monotypic within the genus Nanonycteris.[] It is found in Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Togo. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical mangrove forests, subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, dry savanna, and moist savanna. It is threatened by habitat loss. Tho other name of this species is flying calf. [more]

Neopteryx

The Small-toothed Fruit Bat (Neopteryx frosti) is a species of in the Pteropodidae family. It is monotypic within the genus Neopteryx. It is endemic to Indonesia. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests. [more]

Notopteris

The Long-tailed Fruit Bat (Notopteris macdonaldi) is a species of in the Pteropodidae family. It is monotypic within the genus Notopteris. It is found in Fiji, New Caledonia, and Vanuatu. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and caves. It is threatened by habitat loss. [more]

Nyctimene

A Genus in the Kingdom Animalia.[1] [more]

Odontonycteris

A Genus in the Kingdom Animalia.[2] [more]

Otopteropus

The Luzon Fruit Bat (Otopteropus cartilagonodus) is a species of in the Pteropodidae family. It is monotypic within the genus Otopteropus. It is endemic to the Philippines. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests. It is threatened by habitat loss. [more]

Paranyctimene

The Lesser Tube-nosed Fruit Bat or Unstriped Tube-nosed Bat (Paranyctimene raptor) is a species of in the Pteropodidae family. It is monotypic within the genus Paranyctimene. It is found in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. [more]

Penthetor

The dusky fruit bat (Penthetor lucasi Dobson, 1880), the only member of the genus Penthetor, a genus of megabat. [more]

Plerotes

D'Anchieta's Fruit Bat (Plerotes anchietae) is a species of in the Pteropodidae family. It is monotypic within the genus Plerotes. It is found in Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi, and Zambia. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, dry savanna, and moist savanna. It is threatened by habitat loss. [more]

Ptenochirus

Ptenochirus is a genus of in the Pteropodidae family. It contains the following species: [more]

Pteralopex

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Pteropus

Bats of the genus Pteropus, belonging to the megabat suborder, Megachiroptera, are the largest bats in the world. They are commonly known as the fruit bats or flying foxes among other colloquial names. They live in the tropics and subtropics of Asia (including the Indian subcontinent), Australia, Indonesia, islands off East Africa (but not mainland Africa), and a number of remote oceanic islands in both the Indian and Pacific Oceans. There are at least 60 extant species in this genus. [more]

Pteropusina

Rousettes

Rousettus

Rousettus is a genus of Old World fruit bats or megabats. They are sometimes referred to as dog-faced fruit bats, or flying foxes. The genus is a member of the suborder Megachiroptera. The genus consists of ten species that range over most of Africa to southeast Asia, and the islands of the south Pacific. [more]

Scotonycteris

Scotonycteris is a genus of in the Pteropodidae family. It contains the following species: [more]

Sphaerias

Blanford's Fruit Bat (Sphaerias blanfordi) is a mountain species of megabat. The only recording of it was from the Doi Suthep-Pui National Park in Chiengmai, Thailand. According to Lekagul and McNeely (1977), the species is confined to the Thai-Burmese border, Uttar Pradesh in India and eastern Nepal. [more]

Styloctenium

Styloctenium is a genus of stripe-faced fruit bat in the Pteropodidae or (megabat) family. It comprises the following species: [more]

Syconycteris

Syconycteris is a genus of in the Pteropodidae family. It contains the following species: [more]

Thoopterus

The Swift Fruit Bat (Thoopterus nigrescens) is a species of in the Pteropodidae family. It is monotypic within the genus Thoopterus. It is found in Indonesia and possibly the Philippines. [more]

More info about the Genus Thoopterus may be found here.

Footnotes

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  1. http://www.ubio.org/browser/details.php?namebankID=104485
  2. http://www.ubio.org/browser/details.php?namebankID=113844

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Last Revised: October 03, 2013
2013/10/03 20:23:56