Round-eared tube-nosed fruit bat

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Round-eared tube-nosed fruit bat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Pteropodidae
Genus: Nyctimene
Species: N. cyclotis
Binomial name
Nyctimene cyclotis
K. Andersen, 1910
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Round-eared tube-nosed fruit bat range

The round-eared tube-nosed fruit bat (Nyctimene cyclotis) is a species of bat in the family Pteropodidae. It is possibly conspecific with Nyctimene certans, although the taxonomy remains unresolved.[1] The possible synonymy of the species was investigated by Randolph L. Peterson in 1991, finding the species split into two distinct groups based on morphology.[2] It is found in West Papua and Mansuar Island in Indonesia.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Hutson, T.; Suyanto, A.; Helgen, K. & Bonaccorso, F. (2008). "Nyctimene cyclotis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008.2 (3.1). International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Peterson, R.L. (1991). "Systematic Variation in the Megachiropteran Tube-nosed Bats Nyctimene cyclotis and N. certans". Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History. 206: 26–41.