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SPECIES Mosia nigrescens

Author:Gray, 1843.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., [ser. 1], 11: 117.
Common Name:Dark Sheath-tailed Bat
Type Locality:Indonesia, Molucca Isls, Amboina Isl.
Distribution:New Guinea; New Ireland (Papua New Guinea); Kai Isls, Halmahera Isls, Schouten Isls, Sulawesi, Moluccas Isls; Waigeo Isl. (Prov. of Papua, Indonesia), Bismarck Arch. (Papua New Guinea); Solomon Isls; adjacent small islands.
Status:IUCN 2003 and IUCN/SSC Action Plan (2001) Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Includes papuana; see Laurie and Hill (1954) and Hill (1983). Includes solomonis, considered a distinct species by McKean (1972). See Flannery (1995a, b) and Bonaccorso (1998).
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SUBSPECIES nigrescens

SUBSPECIES papuana

SUBSPECIES solomonis

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