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SPECIES Nyctimene draconilla

Author:Thomas, 1922.
Citation:Nova Guinea, 13: 725.
Common Name:Dragon Tube-nosed Fruit Bat
Type Locality:Indonesia, Prov. of Papua, Southern Div., Lorentz River, Bivak Isl.
Distribution:New Guinea.
Status:IUCN/SSC Action Plan (1992) Rare. IUCN 2003 Vulnerable.
Comments:albiventer species group. Considered a subspecies of albiventer by Laurie and Hill (1954), but see Hill (1983), Koopman (1982), Flannery (1995a), and Bonaccorso (1998), all of whom treated it as distinct, though with some reservations. Bergmans (2001) questioned the validity of this species but did not revise it.



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