Eastern tube-nosed bat

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Eastern tube-nosed bat
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Nyctimene robinsoni
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Pteropodidae
Genus: Nyctimene
Species: N. robinsoni
Binomial name
Nyctimene robinsoni
Thomas, 1904
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Eastern tube-nosed bat range

The eastern or Queensland tube-nosed bat (Nyctimene robinsoni) is a megabat in the family Pteropodidae that lives in north-eastern Australia. N. robinsoni is one of the few species in Pteropodidae that roosts solitarily. They get their common name from their raised tubular nostrils which is unlike most other species in the family. They are a deep brown with gray heads and sparse yellow spotting.


  1. ^ Chiroptera Specialist Group (1996). "Nyctimene robinsoni". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2006. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 2007-09-30.  Listed as Least Concern (LR/lc A1b v2.3)


  • Spencer, H.J., Fleming, T.H. 1989, "Roosting and Foraging Behaviour of the Queensland Tube-nosed Bat, Nyctimene robinsoni (Pteropodidae): preliminary Radio-tracking Observations", Australian Wildlife Research, Vol.16, 413–420.
  • "Eastern Tube-nosed Bat – profile". Department of Environment and Conservation, Dec. 2005, accessed 7 September 2006 from [1].