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SPECIES Miniopterus magnater

Author:Sanborn, 1931.
Citation:Field Mus. Nat. Hist. Publ., Zool. Ser., 18: 26.
Common Name:Western Long-fingered Bat
Type Locality:Papua New Guinea, E Sepik, Marienberg.
Distribution:NE India, SE China, Burma, Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam to Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Timor (Indonesia), Borneo, Moluccas, and New Guinea including the Bismarck Arch.
Status:IUCN 2003 and IUCN/SSC Action Plan (2001) Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Reviewed by Hill (1983) and Corbet and Hill (1992). May also include bismarckensis, here listed as a synonym of tristis following Koopman (1993); see discussion in Hill (1983). See also Flannery (1995a) and Bonaccorso (1998). Some specimens from SE Asia previously identified as schrebersii may represent magnater; see Hendrichsen et al. (2001b).
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SUBSPECIES magnater

SUBSPECIES macrodens

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