Big-eared mastiff bat

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Big-eared mastiff bat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Molossidae
Genus: Otomops
Species: O. papuensis
Binomial name
Otomops papuensis
Lawrence, 1948

The big-eared mastiff bat (Otomops papuensis) is a species of bat in the family Molossidae endemic to Papua New Guinea, known from Gulf Province and Oro Province. It is only known from 11 specimens and it is not easy to survey. It forages in rainforest canopy and roosts in tree hollows. It is likely more widespread than currently known but additional research is needed.


  1. ^ Bonaccorso, F. & Hamilton, S. (2008). "Otomops papuensis". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2008: e.T15649A4953304. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T15649A4953304.en. Retrieved 9 November 2017.