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SPECIES Taphozous (Taphozous) australis

Author:Gould, 1854.
Citation:Mamm. Aust.: 3.
Common Name:Coastal Tomb Bat
Type Locality:Australia, Queensland, Albany Isl (off Cape York).
Distribution:N Queensland (Australia), Torres Strait Isls, SE New Guinea.
Status:IUCN 2003 and IUCN/SSC Action Plan (2001) Lower Risk (nt).
Comments:Subgenus Taphozous. Includes fumosus; see Troughton (1925) and Chimimba and Kitchener (1991). Tate (1952) included georgianus in this species, but see McKean and Price (1967) and Chimimba and Kitchener (1991). Also see Flannery (1995a) and Bonaccorso (1998).
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    fumosus De Vis, 1905

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