The Peka, or Fruit Bat (Pteropus tonganus tonganus) (Mammalia, Chiroptera), of Niue Island, South Pacific

dc.contributor.author Wodzicki, Kazimierz en_US
dc.contributor.author Felten, Heinz en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2008-03-21T01:41:45Z
dc.date.available 2008-03-21T01:41:45Z
dc.date.issued 1975-04 en_US
dc.description.abstract The identification of the peka, or fruit bat, of the genus Pteropus from Niue (= Savage) Island (190 S, 1690 W, 480 km east of Tonga, 500 km southeast of Samoa and about 1,040 km west of the Southern Cook Islands), South Pacific, by Gunther (1874) as Pteropus tonganus Quoy & Gaimard, 1830, is confirmed. Upon comparing the peka, the only fruit bat on Niue, with the other Pteropus species present on the nearest islands of Tonga, Fiji, Samoa, and Uvea, we concluded that the differences between Pteropus samoensis and P. nawaiensis are insignificant and that the latter is a subspecies of P. samoensis. The present distribution, numbers, roosting and feeding habits, and present status of Pteropus tonganus on Niue Island are described. en_US
dc.identifier.citation Wodzicki K, Felten H. 1975. The peka, or fruit bat (Pteropus tonganus tonganus) (Mammalia, Chiroptera), of Niue Island, South Pacific. Pac Sci 29(2): 131-138. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0030-8870 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/918
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher University of Hawai'i Press en_US
dc.title The Peka, or Fruit Bat (Pteropus tonganus tonganus) (Mammalia, Chiroptera), of Niue Island, South Pacific en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US
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