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SPECIES Rhinolophus megaphyllus

Author:Gray, 1834.
Citation:Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond., 1834: 52.
Common Name:Smaller Horseshoe Bat
Type Locality:Australia, New South Wales, Murrumbidgee River.
Distribution:E New Guinea; Misima Isl (Louisiade Arch.), Goodenough Isl (D'Entrecasteaux Isls), and Bismarck Arch. (Papua New Guinea); Moluccas, Lesser Sundas; E Queensland, E New South Wales, and E Victoria (Australia).
Status:IUCN 2003 and IUCN/SSC Action Plan (2001) Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:megaphyllus species group. Does not include keyensis and amiri; see Kitchener et al. (1995a), although also see discussion in Csorba et al. (2003). May be closely related to philippinensis, and both taxa as presently recognized may be polyphyletic; see Cooper et al. (1998). Does not include robinsoni and simplex, although see discussion in Corbet and Hill (1992) and Csorba et al. (2003). Also see Flannery (1995a, b) and Bonaccorso (1998).
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SUBSPECIES megaphyllus

SUBSPECIES fallax

SUBSPECIES ignifer

SUBSPECIES monachus

SUBSPECIES vandeuseni

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