Javan slit-faced bat

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Javan slit-faced bat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Nycteridae
Genus: Nycteris
Species: N. javanica
Binomial name
Nycteris javanica
E. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1813

The Javan slit-faced bat (Nycteris javanica) is a species of slit-faced bats found on the Kangean Islands of Indonesia and Nusa Penida, Java. This species is also located in West Timor. This species' population is decreasing. [1]

Habitat and ecology[edit]

This species has been recorded as in roosting caves, coconut plantations, hollow bases of trees, and culverts, and lives in small groups. The major threat to this bat is agriculture. This animal is protected in Gunung Pangrano. [1]


  1. ^ a b Chiroptera Specialist Group 1996. Nycteris javanica. In: IUCN 2006. 2006 IUCN Red List of "Threatened Species". Downloaded on 3 April 2014.