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SPECIES Nyctimene certans

Author:K. Andersen, 1912.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 9, 8: 95.
Common Name:Mountain Tube-nosed Fruit Bat
Type Locality:New Guinea, Prov. of Papua, Mount Goliath.
Distribution:New Guinea.
Status:IUCN/SSC Action Plan (1992) Rare as N. cyclotis certans. IUCN 2003 Lower Risk (nt).
Comments:cyclotis species group. Formerly included in cyclotis but see Peterson (1991) and Flannery (1995a). Also see Bonaccorso (1998), who included certans in cyclotis. The relationship between these forms remains unclear and they may be conspecific (K. Helgen, pers. comm.).
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