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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: Thoopterus
Species: T. nigrescens

Name

Thoopterus Matschie, 1899

Type Species: Cynopterus marginatus var. nigrescens Gray, 1870

References

* Matschie. 1899. Megachiroptera Berlin Museum: 72, 73, 77.

Vernacular names
English: Swift Fruit Bat

Thoopterus (Latin meaning: ×´flying Jackal×´) is a genus of megabat. It has two species:

Swift fruit bat (Thoopterus nigrescens)
Suhaniah Fruit Bat (Thoopterus suhaniahae)

Prior to 2012, it was largely considered monotypic, or consisting of only one species.[1]

References

Maryanto, Ibnu; Yani, Mohamad; Prijono, Siti Nuramaliati; Wiantoro, Sigit (2012). "A new species of fruit bat (Megachiroptera: Pteropodidae: Thoopterus) from Sulawesi and adjacent islands, Indonesia". Records of the Western Australian Museum. 27: 68. doi:10.18195/issn.0312-3162.27(1).2012.068-084.

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