Pacific sheath-tailed bat

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Pacific sheath-tailed bat
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Emballonuridae
Genus: Emballonura
Species: E. semicaudata
Binomial name
Emballonura semicaudata
(Peale, 1848)
Pacific sheath-tailed bat range
(red — extant, black — extinct)

The Pacific sheath-tailed bat or Polynesian sheath-tailed bat (Emballonura semicaudata) is a species of sac-winged bat in the family Emballonuridae found in American Samoa, Fiji, Guam, Micronesia, Palau, Samoa (where it is called pe'a vai, tagiti or pe'ape'a vai), Tonga, and Vanuatu. Its natural habitat is caves. It is threatened by habitat loss.

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