Yellow-bellied sheath-tailed bat

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Yellow-bellied sheath-tailed bat
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Emballonuridae
Genus: Saccolaimus
Species: S. flaviventris
Binomial name
Saccolaimus flaviventris
Peters, 1867
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Yellow-bellied sheath-tailed bat range

The yellow-bellied sheath-tailed bat[1] or yellow-bellied pouched bat, Saccolaimus flaviventris, is a species of sheath-tailed bat in the family Emballonuridae. It is found in Australia and Papua New Guinea.

The rare, but fatal to humans, Australian bat lyssavirus has been discovered in the yellow-bellied sheath-tailed bat.[2]


  1. ^ Van Dyke, S. and Strahan, R. (eds.) (2008) The Mammals of Australia, Third Edition, New Holland / Queensland Museum, Brisbane ISBN 978-1-877069-25-3
  2. ^ Barrett (2004).