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Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Theria
Infraclassis: Eutheria
Ordo: Chiroptera
Subordo: Megachiroptera
Familia: Pteropodidae
Subfamilia: Pteropodinae
Tribus: Cynopterini
Subtribus: Cynopterina
Genus: Cynopterus
Species: C. brachyotis - C. horsfieldii - C. luzoniensis - C. minutus - C. nusatenggara - C. sphinx - C. titthaecheilus


Cynopterus F. Cuvier, 1824

Type Species: Pteropus marginatus E. Geoffroy, 1810


* Niadius Miller, 1906
* Pachysoma Geoffroy, 1828


* F. Cuvier. 1824. Dentes des Mammiffres: 248.
* Cynopterus on Mammal Species of the World.
* Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2 Volume Set edited by Don E. Wilson, DeeAnn M. Reeder

Vernacular names
English: Fruit bats

Cynopterus is a genus of megabats. The Cynopterine section is represented by 11 genera[1], five of which occur in Malaysia, namely, Chironx, Balionycteris, Penthetor, Dyacopterus and Cynopterus. 30 names for Cynopterus species have been proposed, but only 16 are taxonomically valid forms[2].

Species within this genus are:

Genus Cynopterus

* Lesser Short-nosed Fruit Bat (Cynopterus brachyotis)
* Horsfield’s Fruit Bat (Cynopterus horsfieldii)
* Peters’s Fruit Bat (Cynopterus luzoniensis)
* Minute Fruit Bat (Cynopterus minutus)
* Nusatenggara Short-nosed Fruit Bat (Cynopterus nusatenggara)
* Greater Short-nosed Fruit Bat (Cynopterus sphinx)
* Indonesian Short-nosed Fruit Bat (Cynopterus titthaecheilus)


1. ^ Andersen K. 1912. Catalogue of the chiroptera in the collection of the British Museum. Second edition, British Museum of Natural History.
2. ^ Kitchener DJ, Maharadatunkamsi. 1991. Description of a new species of Cynopterus (Chiroptera: Pteropodidae) from Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. Research Western Australian Museum 15(2):307-363.

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