Lesser tube-nosed bat

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Lesser tube-nosed bat
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Pteropodidae
Genus: Nyctimene
Species: N. minutus
Binomial name
Nyctimene minutus
K. Andersen, 1910[1]
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Lesser Tube-nosed Bat range

The Lesser Tube-nosed Bat (Nyctimene minutus) is a species of megabat in the Pteropodidae family. It is endemic to the mountainous forests of two Indonesian islands, Buru and Seram, including the Manusela National Park on Seram, but is not found on the nearby Ambon Island. The habitat has an area of less than 2,000 km² and is decreasing due to logging. For this reason, these species are listed as vulnerable by the IUCN since 1996, although they apparently adjust well to the human environment and are not hunted by the indigneous population because of the bat's small size.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Knud Andersen (1910) Ten new fruit-bats of the genera Nyctimene, Cynopterus, and Eonycteris, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 8, 6: 621-625
  2. ^ Hutson, A.M., Helgen, K., Schlitter, D. & Suyanto, A. 2008.0. Nyctimene minutus. In: IUCN 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.4