Nyctimene (genus)

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Nyctimene robinsoni.jpg
Eastern tube-nosed bat, Nyctimene robinsoni
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Pteropodidae
Subfamily: Pteropodinae
Genus: Nyctimene
Rafinesque, 1815

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Nyctimene is a genus of bats in the family Pteropodidae.[1][2][3][4][5] They are distributed in the central Philippines, eastern Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and the north eastern tip of Queensland, Australia.[6][7]

It contains these species:


  1. ^ 2010 Annual Checklist :: Taxonomic tree. Catalogue of Life. Retrieved on 2010-11-02.
  2. ^ Namebank Record Detail. (2005-09-22). Retrieved on 2010-11-02.
  3. ^ ION: Index to Organism Names. Retrieved on 2010-11-02.
  4. ^ ITIS Standard Report Page: Nyctimene. Retrieved on 2010-11-02.
  5. ^ Nyctimene - Encyclopedia of Life. Retrieved on 2010-11-02.
  6. ^ Taxonomy Browser. BOLD Systems (1999-02-22). Retrieved on 2010-11-02.
  7. ^ Data Use Agreement - GBIF Portal. (2007-02-22). Retrieved on 2010-11-02.
  • D.E. Wilson & D.M. Reeder, 2005: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. Third Edition. The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore

Further reading[edit]

  • Taxonomy browser (Nyctimene)
  • Biography for Nyctimene
  • The mammals on our stamps. Descriptions of the mammals featured on Papua New Guinea's October 1980 stamps issue.
  • Taxonomic status of Nyctimene (Chiroptera: Pteropodidae) from the Banda, Kai and Aru Islands, Maluku, Indonesia - implications for biogeography.
  • Electrophoretic resolution of species boundaries in tube-nosed bats (Chiroptera: Pteropodidae) in Australia and Papua New Guinea.
  • Notes on distribution and taxonomy of Australasian bats. I. Pteropodinae and Nyctimeninae (Mammalia, Megachiroptera, Pteropodidae).
  • Markedly discordant mitochondrial DNA and allozyme phylogenies of tube-nosed fruit bats, Nyctimene, at the Australian-oriental biogeographical interface.