Greater sheath-tailed bat

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Greater sheath-tailed bat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Emballonuridae
Genus: Emballonura
Species: E. furax
Binomial name
Emballonura furax
Thomas, 1911
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Greater sheath-tailed bat range

The greater sheath-tailed bat or New Guinea sheath-tailed bat (Emballonura furax) is a species of sac-winged bat in the family Emballonuridae. It is endemic to New Guinea (Western New Guinea and Papua New Guinea) and some nearby islands.[1][2] It is threatened by habitat loss.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Armstrong, K. & Aplin, K. 2017. Emballonura furax. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T7667A22135664. Downloaded on 17 September 2017.
  2. ^ Simmons, N.B. (2005). "Order Chiroptera". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 312–529. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.