Pacific sheath-tailed bat

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Pacific sheath-tailed bat
Emballonura semicaudata, Ovalau Island - Joanne Malotaux (22057146275).jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Emballonuridae
Genus: Emballonura
E. semicaudata
Binomial name
Emballonura semicaudata
Peale, 1848
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Pacific sheath-tailed bat range
(red — extant, black — extinct)

The Pacific sheath-tailed bat or Polynesian sheath-tailed bat (Emballonura semicaudata) is a species of sac-winged bat in the family Emballonuridae found in American Samoa, Fiji, Guam, Micronesia, Palau, Samoa (where it is called pe'a vai, tagiti or pe'ape'a vai), Tonga, and Vanuatu. Its natural habitat is caves.[2] In 2013, Bat Conservation International listed this species as one of the 35 species of its worldwide priority list of conservation.[3] It is threatened by habitat loss.


  1. ^ Bonaccorso, F. & Allison, A. (2008). "Emballonura semicaudata". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2008: e.T7669A12841889. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T7669A12841889.en.CS1 maint: Uses authors parameter (link)
  2. ^ Simmons, N.B. (2005). "Order Chiroptera". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M (eds.). 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.
  3. ^ "Annual Report 2013-2014" (PDF). Bat Conservation International. August 2014. Retrieved May 1, 2017.