A new species of flying-fox (genus Pteropus) is described as P. banakrisi. This species is similar in appearance to P. alecto which is seasonally sympatric in the type locality, but P. banakrisi is much smaller and differs in dental characteristics. P banakrisi is also smaller than any of the other flying-foxes currently known from Australia. The common name “Torresian Flying-fox” is proposed for P. banakrisi.
A new flying-fox of the genus Pteropus (Chiroptera: Pteropodidae) from Torres Strait, Australia
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G. C. Richards, L. S. Hall; A new flying-fox of the genus Pteropus (Chiroptera: Pteropodidae) from Torres Strait, Australia. Australian Zoologist 1 April 2002; 32 (1): 69–75. doi: https://doi.org/10.7882/AZ.2002.007
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