Broad-striped tube-nosed fruit bat
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The broad-striped tube-nosed fruit bat (Nyctimene aello), also known as the greater tube-nosed bat is a species of megabat in the genus Nyctimene. It is found in West Papua, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. Although this species is believed to exist at low densities, the IUCN estimates its population to be stable and has no major threats to its continued existence. The IUCN classifies Nyctimene celaeno Thomas, 1922 as a synonym of this species, however as of 2013 the ITIS lists it as a separate species.
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