Pteropus tonganus

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Pteropus tonganus

Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Megachiroptera 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Cladus: Synapsida
Cladus: Eupelycosauria
Cladus: Sphenacodontia
Cladus: Sphenacodontoidea
Ordo: Therapsida
Cladus: Theriodontia
Subordo: Cynodontia
Infraordo: Eucynodontia
Cladus: Probainognathia
Cladus: Prozostrodontia
Cladus: Mammaliaformes
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Trechnotheria
Infraclassis: Zatheria
Supercohort: Theria
Cohort: Eutheria
Cohort: Placentalia
Superordo: Boreoeutheria
Superordo: Laurasiatheria
Ordo: Chiroptera
Subordo: Megachiroptera

Familia: Pteropodidae
Subfamilia: Pteropodinae
Tribus: Pteropodini
Subtribus: Pteropodina
Genus: Pteropus
Species: Pteropus tonganus
Subspecies: P. t. basiliscus – P. t. geddiei – P. t. tonganus

Name[edit]

Pteropus tonganus Quoy & Gaimard, 1830

Type locality: Tonga Islands, Tongatapu Island.

References[edit]

  • Quoy & Gaimard. 1830. In d'Urville, Voy...de Astrolabe, Zool., 1(L'Homme, Mamm., Oiseaux): 74.
  • Conservation status: IUCN Red List

Distribution[edit]

  • Karkar Island (off North-East New Guinea)
  • Rennell Island (Solomon Islands)
  • South to New Caledonia, east to Cook Islands

Vernacular names[edit]

Deutsch: Tonga-Flughund
English: Pacific Flying Fox
Nederlands: Tongavleerhond