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SPECIES Nyctimene masalai

Author:Smith and Hood, 1983.
Citation:Occas. Pap. Mus. Texas Tech Univ., 81: 1.
Common Name:Demonic Tube-nosed Fruit Bat
Type Locality:Papua New Guinea, New Ireland, Ralum.
Distribution:New Ireland (Bismarck Arch.).
Status:IUCN/SSC Action Plan (1992) No Data: Limited Distribution. IUCN 2003 Vulnerable.
Comments:albiventer species group. Apparently included in vizcaccia by Bonaccorso (1998). Bergmans (2001) questioned the validity of this species but continued to list it as a separate taxon pending a revision. Treated as distinct by Emmons and Kinbag (2002).
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