Broad-striped tube-nosed fruit bat

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Broad-striped tube-nosed fruit bat
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Pteropodidae
Genus: Nyctimene
Species: N. aello
Binomial name
Nyctimene aello
(Thomas, 1900)
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Broad-striped tube-nosed fruit bat range

The broad-striped tube-nosed fruit bat (Nyctimene aello), also known as the Greater Tube-nosed Bat is a species of megabat in the Nyctimene genus. It is found in West Papua, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. Although this species is believed to exist at low densities, the IUCN estimates its population to be stable and has no major threats to its continued existence.[1] The IUCN classifies Nyctimene celaeno Thomas, 1922 as a synonym of this species,[1] however as of 2013 the ITIS lists it as a separate species.[2]

Source[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Bonaccorso, F. & Helgen, K. (2008). "Nyctimene aello". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 3.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Nyctimene celaeno". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 31 December 2013.