Pteropus dasymallus

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Pteropus dasymallus
Distribution of Pteropus dasymallus subspecies
red: P. d. dasymallus
green: P. d. inopinatus
yellow: P. d. daitoensis
orange: P. d. yayeyamae
blue: P. d. formosus or unidentified subspecies


Taxonavigation: Yinpterochiroptera 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Cladus: Rhipidistia
Cladus: Tetrapodomorpha
Cladus: Eotetrapodiformes
Cladus: Elpistostegalia
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Cladus: Synapsida
Cladus: Eupelycosauria
Cladus: Sphenacodontia
Cladus: Sphenacodontoidea
Cladus: Therapsida
Cladus: Theriodontia
Cladus: Cynodontia
Cladus: Eucynodontia
Cladus: Probainognathia
Cladus: Prozostrodontia
Cladus: Mammaliaformes
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Trechnotheria
Infraclassis: Zatheria
Supercohors: Theria
Cohors: Eutheria
Infraclassis: Placentalia
Cladus: Boreoeutheria
Superordo: Laurasiatheria
Ordo: Chiroptera
Subordo: Yinpterochiroptera

Familia: Pteropodidae
Subfamilia: Pteropodinae
Tribus: Pteropodini
Genus: Pteropus
Species: Pteropus dasymallus
Subspecies (5): P. d. daitonensis – P. d. dasymallus – P. d. formosus – P. d. inopinatus – P. d. yayeyamae


Holotype: RMNH, immature indet., mounted skin with skull extracted.

Type locality: “Japon [=Japan]”, restricted to “Kuchino-Erabu, North Riu Kiu Chain [=Ryukyu Islands]” Japan by Kuroda (1933: 313).


Primary references[edit]

  • Temminck, C.J. 1825. Cinquième Monographie. Vues générales sur l'ordre des cheiroptères. Pp. 157–204, pl. XX–XVI in Temminck, C.J. Monographies de Mammalogie, ou description de quelques genres de Mammifères, dont les espèces ont été observées dans les différens musées de l'Europe. Tome Premier. G. Dufour et E. d'Ocagne: Paris. BnF Gallica GoogleBooks. Reference page

Additional references[edit]

  • Kuroda, N. 1933. A revision of the genus Pteropus found in the islands of the Riu Kiu Chain, Japan. Journal of Mammalogy 14(4): 312–316. DOI: 10.2307/1373948
  • Lee, Y.F., Takaso, T., Chiang, T.Y., Kuo, Y.M., Nakanishi, N., Tzeng, H.Y. and Yasuda, K. 2009. Variation in the nocturnal foraging distribution of and resource use by endangered Ryukyu flying foxes (Pteropus dasymallus) on Iriomotejima Island. Japan Contrib. Zool. 78: 51-64.
  • Vincenot, C.E., Collazo, A.M., Wallmo, K. and Koyama, L. 2015a. Public awareness and perceptual factors in the conservation of elusive species: the case of the endangered Ryukyu flying fox. Global Ecol. Conservation 3: 526-540.
  • Vincenot, C.E., Koyama, L. and Russo, D. 2015b. Near threatened? First report of unsuspected human-driven decline factors in the Ryukyu flying fox (Pteropus dasymallus) in Japan. Mammalian Biology—Zeitschrift für Säugetierkunde 80: 273-277.
  • Vincenot, C.E., Collazo, A.M. and Russo, D. 2017. The Ryukyu flying fox (Pteropus dasymallus) — A review of conservation threats and call for reassessment. Mammalian Biology – Zeitschrift für Säugetierkunde (in press).


Vernacular names[edit]

Deutsch: Ryukyu-Flughund, Formosa-Flughund
English: Ryukyu Flying Fox
français: Renard Volant des Ryukyu
日本語: クビワオオコウモリ
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