Small-toothed long-eared bat

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Small-toothed long-eared bat
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Vespertilionidae
Genus: Nyctophilus
Species:
N. microdon
Binomial name
Nyctophilus microdon
Laurie & Hill, 1954
Distribution of Nyctophilus microdon.png

The small-toothed long-eared bat, species Nyctophilus microdon, is a vespertilionid bat. This flying mammal is found only in Papua New Guinea.

Taxonomy[edit]

A species of genus Nyctophilus (large-eared bats), allied to the common bat family Vespertilionidae, the description for which was first published in 1954. The common names include small-toothed long-eared—or small-toothed—bat.[1]

Description[edit]

A poorly known species known at only seven locations, at altitudes between 1900 and 2200 metres asl. Few specimens have been obtained, and the IUCN notes that lack of study on ecology, threats, population and distribution. It is presumed to be vulnerable to habitat clearing. The roost sites are trees and caves, inhabited individually or as small groups. It is presumed to glean insects in montane forest.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Bonaccorso, F.; Hamilton, S.; Parnaby, H. (2008). "Nyctophilus microdon". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2008: e.T15007A4487792. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T15007A4487792.en.