Recently collected bat specimens from the remote Moluccan and West-Papuan islands of Boano, Kasa, Haruku, Wai, Kri and Boo are described. The material consists of the following pteropodid species (localities between brackets): Rousettus amplexicaudatus (Kasa), Pteropus conspicillatus (Wai, Kri), Nyctimene cephalotes (Boano), Syconycteris australis (Haruku, Boano) and Macroglossus minimus (Boano, Boo). They all represent new island records. A specimen of Macroglossus minimus from the Boo Islands is described here as a subspecies new to science. Among the compararative material a recently collected specimen of Macroglossus minimus from the Tanimbar Islands was discovered. This also appeared to be a new island record for this species.

Pteropodidae, Syconycteris australis, Indonesia, West-Papuan Islands, taxonomy, biogeography, Bats, Macroglossus minimus., Rousettus amplexicaudatus, Pteropus conspicillatus, Nyctimene cephalotes, Moluccas

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E.J.O. Kompanje, & C.W. Moeliker. (2001). Some fruit bats from remote Moluccan and West-Papuan Islands, with the description of a new subspecies of Macroglossus minimus (Megachiroptera: Pteropodidae). Deinsea, 8(1), 143–168.