Lord Howe long-eared bat

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Lord Howe long-eared bat

Critically endangered, possibly extinct (IUCN 3.1)[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Vespertilionidae
Genus: Nyctophilus
Species: N. howensis
Binomial name
Nyctophilus howensis
McKean, 1975

The Lord Howe long-eared bat (Nyctophilus howensis) is a species of vesper bat. It is known only from a single skull found on Lord Howe Island in 1972 and dated to the twentieth century. It may thus be extinct; if not it is certainly endangered. Due to its imperiled status, it is identified by the Alliance for Zero Extinction as a species in danger of imminent extinction.[2]


  1. ^ Hall, L.; Lumsden, L.; Parnaby, H. (2008). "Nyctophilus howensis". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2008: e.T15006A4486408.
  2. ^ "A Five-Year Plan for Global Bat Conservation" (PDF). batcon.org. Bat Conservation International. October 2013. Retrieved May 1, 2017.