Skip to page content
USDA Forest Service

Research & Development Treesearch

Treesearch Home
About Treesearch
Contact Us
Research & Development
Forest Products Lab
International Institute of Tropical Forestry
Pacific Northwest
Pacific Southwest
Rocky Mountain
Southern Research Station
Help - We Participate  Government Made Easy

Global Forest Information Service

US Forest Service
P.O. Box 96090
Washington, D.C.

(202) 205-8333

You are here: Home / Search / Publication Information
Bookmark and Share

Publication Information

View PDF (542 KB)

Title: On the status, reproductive biology and management of fruit bats of Yap, Micronesia

Author: Falanruw, Marjorie V. C.;

Date: 1988

Source: Micronesica. 21: 39-51

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Description: Traditional exploitation of fruit bats of Yap is limited, however commercial exploitation greatly reduced populations until they were protected indefinitely. There will be continued need to manage this resource. This paper is based on field work conducted while Yap's bats were intensively hunted. Data from field work is augmented with information from literature on other Pteropus to provide an overall picture of the life history of fruit bats for use by Micronesian resource managers. The original data collected on Yap bats suggests that the populations of fruit bats on yap islands and 'Ulithi atoll form two subspecies of Pteropus mariannus. In contrast to reports of seasonal breeding among other Pteropus over the past 51 years, Pteropus mariannus yapensis, reproduced throughout the time of this study. The reproductive ecology of Yap's bats and the importance of suitable habitat is also discussed.

Publication Notes:

  • We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
  • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.



Marjorie V. C. Falanruw, M. 1988. On the status, reproductive biology and management of fruit bats of Yap. Micronesica. 21: 39-51.


 [ Get Acrobat ]  Get the latest version of the Adobe Acrobat reader or Acrobat Reader for Windows with Search and Accessibility

USDA logo which links to the department's national site. Forest Service logo which links to the agency's national site.