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Pteropus Brisson 1762 (flying fox)

Mammalia - Megachiroptera - Pteropodidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 103145

Full reference: M. J. Brisson. 1762. Regnum Animale in classes IX distributum, sive synopsis methodica, Ed. 2

Parent taxon: Pteropodidae according to D. A. Burney et al. 2008

Sister taxa: Eidolon, Notopteris, Nyctimene, Rousettus, Turkanycteris

Subtaxa: Pteropus hypomelanus, Pteropus niger, Pteropus poliocephalus, Pteropus vampyrus

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Type: Vespertilio niger

Ecology: scansorial insectivore