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SPECIES Nyctimene major

Author:Dobson, 1877.
Citation:Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond., 1877: 117.
Common Name:Island Tube-nosed Fruit Bat
Type Locality:Papua New Guinea, Bismarck Arch., Duke of York Isl.
Distribution:D'Entrecasteaux Isls, Trobriand Isls, Bismarck and Louisiade Archs. (Papua New Guinea), Solomon Isls, and small islands off the north coast of New Guinea. A New Guinea mainland record is almost certainly erroneous; see Koopman (1979).
Status:IUCN/SSC Action Plan (1992) Not Threatened. IUCN 2003 Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:cephalotes species group. Reviewed in part by Koopman (1979) and Hill (1983). See also Flannery (1995b) and Bonaccorso (1998).
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SUBSPECIES major

SUBSPECIES geminus

SUBSPECIES lullulae

SUBSPECIES scitulus

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