Dragon tube-nosed fruit bat

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Dragon tube-nosed fruit bat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Pteropodidae
Genus: Nyctimene
Species: N. draconilla
Binomial name
Nyctimene draconilla
Thomas, 1922
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Dragon tube-nosed fruit bat range

The dragon tube-nosed fruit bat (Nyctimene draconilla) is a species of bat in the family Pteropodidae. It is found on both sides of New Guinea: West Papua, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. It is slightly smaller and very similar in appearance to N. albiventer, differing by having more profuse, dark spotting on its wing membranes, and smaller shorter canines.[2] The similarity between the species has been a source of possible misidentifications. The records of this species from Papua New Guinea are associated with freshwater swamps and rivers.[1]


  1. ^ a b Hutson, T.; Suyanto, A.; Helgen, K. & Bonaccorso, F. (2008). "Nyctimene draconilla". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 3.1 (3.1). International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Bonaccorso, F. J. 1998. Bats of Papua New Guinea. Conservation International, Washington, D.C.