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SPECIES Miniopterus australis

Author:Tomes, 1858.
Citation:Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond., 1858: 125.
Common Name:Little Long-fingered Bat
Type Locality:New Caledonia, Loyalty Isls, Lifu (21S, 16703'E) (France).
Distribution:Philippines, Borneo, Java, Timor, Moluccas, southeast to Vanuatu and E Australia.
Status:IUCN 2003 and IUCN/SSC Action Plan (2001) Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Reviewed by Peterson (1981), Maeda (1982), Hill (1983), Koopman (1989a), Flannery (1995a, b), and Bonaccorso (1998), but note that these authors included taxa now considered to be distinct species (i.e., paululus, shortridgei). Revised by Kitchener and Suyanto (2002), who recognized but did not name an additional subspecies from Kai Isl. Does not include witkampi, referred to paululus by Kitchener and Suyanto (2002).
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SUBSPECIES australis

SUBSPECIES solomonensis



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