Pteropus alecto, Temminck, 1837

Patterson, Georgina, Martin, Thomas Edward, Adams, Nathan, Cropper, Olivia, Mustari, Abdul Haris & Tosh, David G., 2017, Lowland rainforest bat communities of Buton Island, Southeast Sulawesi, including new regional records, Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 65, pp. 373-385 : 379-381

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The largest bat recorded in our study area, it is a widespread species found from the Greater Sundas to Eastern Australia. We captured no individuals of this species in our study period, although a substantial roosting colony of at least 100 individuals was directly observed near the centre of LFR several times in July 2014. Our records represent a minor range extension for this species. It is known to occur extensively throughout mainland Sulawesi (Hutson Plate 1. Images of Cynopterus c.f. titthaecheilus , showing a single adult male from the following angles: A, full head; B, side head; C, the full body profile. Another full body shot of a second adult male: D, is also displayed.

et al., 2008f), but has not previously been reported from Buton Island.