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Pteropus tonganus  Quoy and Gaimard, 1830
Taxonomic Serial No.: 552468

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s):    
  Common Name(s): Pacific flying fox [English]
 
    insular flying fox [English]
 
    Pacific Flying Fox [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomDeuterostomia   
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                InfraphylumGnathostomata   
                   SuperclassTetrapoda   
                      ClassMammalia Linnaeus, 1758 – mammifères, mamífero, mammals  
                         SubclassTheria Parker and Haswell, 1897  
                            InfraclassEutheria Gill, 1872  
                               OrderChiroptera Blumenbach, 1779 – morcego, quiróptero, bats  
                                  SuborderYinpterochiroptera Springer, Teeling, Madsen, Stanhope and Jong, 2001  
                                     FamilyPteropodidae Gray, 1821 – flying foxes, Old World fruit bats  
                                        SubfamilyPteropodinae Gray, 1821 – Old World fruit bats  
                                           GenusPteropus Brisson, 1762 – flying foxes  
                                              SpeciesPteropus tonganus Quoy and Gaimard, 1830 – Pacific flying fox, insular flying fox, Pacific Flying Fox  
    Direct Children:  
                                                 SubspeciesPteropus tonganus basiliscus Thomas, 1915  
                                                 SubspeciesPteropus tonganus geddiei MacGillivray, 1860  
                                                 SubspeciesPteropus tonganus tonganus Quoy and Gaimard, 1830  
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Alfred L. Gardner   
  Notes: Curator of North American mammals and Chief of Mammal Section, National Biological Service, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC, USA   
  Reference for: Pteropus tonganus    
       
  Expert: Don E. Wilson   
  Notes: Smithsonian Institution, MRC 108 Washington DC 20560-0108   
  Reference for: Pteropus tonganus    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Checklist of CITES species: Index of CITES species, document (version 2013)  
  Acquired: 2013   
  Notes: UNEP-WCMC (Comps.) 2013. Checklist of CITES species. CITES Secretariat, Geneva, Switzerland, and UNEP-WCMC, Cambridge, United Kingdom. Available online at http://checklist.cites.org/   
  Reference for: Pteropus tonganus   
       
  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Dobson, George Edward   
  Publication Date: 1878   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Chiroptera in the Collection of the British Museum   
  Page(s): 567   
  Publisher: Taylor and Francis   
  Publication Place: London, England   
  ISBN/ISSN:    
  Notes: DOI: 10.1515/MAMM.2009.011   
  Reference for: Pteropus tonganus   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Simmons, Nancy B. / Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.   
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title: Order Chiroptera   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vols. 1 & 2   
  Page(s): 312-529   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-8221-4   
  Notes: Corrections were made to text at 3rd printing   
  Reference for: Pteropus tonganus, Pacific Flying Fox [English]   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.   
  Publication Date: 1993   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2nd ed., 3rd printing   
  Page(s): xviii + 1207   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-217-9   
  Notes: Corrections were made to text at 3rd printing   
  Reference for: Pteropus tonganus   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and F. Russell Cole   
  Publication Date: 2000   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Common Names of Mammals of the World   
  Page(s): xiv + 204   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-383-3   
  Notes: With contributions by Bernadette N. Graham, Adam P. Potter, and Mariana M. Upmeyer   
  Reference for: Pteropus tonganus, Pacific flying fox [English]   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: Oceania  
    Australia  
       
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Central Pacific Territories, Native  
 

 

   

 Comments
       
  Comment: CITES: Appendix I per 2013 Checklist of CITES species: Index of CITES species published with amendments to the Appendices and changes in standard scientific nomenclature following the 16th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (Bangkok, 2013). For current status see CITES.org  
    Status: CITES - Appendix I. IUCN/SSC Action Plan (1992) - Not Threatened. IUCN 2003 - Lower Risk (lc)  
    Comments: mariannus species group. Includes geddiei; see Sanborn (1931) and Felten and Kock (1972). Karkar Isl population (basiliscus) may actually be a subspecies of conspicillatus (K. Helgen, pers. comm.). It is possible that this species has been transported to some islands by humans; see Flannery (1995b). Also see Miller and Wilson (1997), Bonaccorso (1998), and Bergmans (2001)  
 

 

   


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