Dragon tube-nosed fruit bat
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The Dragon Tube-nosed Fruit Bat (Nyctimene draconilla) is a species of megabat in the Pteropodidae family. It is found in West Papua, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. In other words it is endemic to the Island of New Guinea. It is a monotypic species and is slightly smaller and very similar in appearance to N. albiventer, differing by having more profuse, dark spotting on its wing membranes, and smaller shorter canines. The records of this species from Papua New Guinea are associated with freshwater swamps and rivers.
- Chiroptera Specialist Group 1996. Nyctimene draconilla. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 30 July 2007.
- Bonaccorso, F. J. 1998. Bats of Papua New Guinea. Conservation International, Washington, D.C.
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