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SPECIES Nyctimene vizcaccia

Author:Thomas, 1914.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 8, 13: 436.
Common Name:Umboi Tube-nosed Fruit Bat
Type Locality:Papua New Guinea, Morobe Province, Umboi Isl.
Distribution:Bismarck Arch., Bougainville Isl, Solomon Isls (N of Malaita only).
Status:IUCN/SSC Action Plan (1992) Not Threatened. IUCN 2003 Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:albiventer species group. Includes bougainville; see Smith and Hood (1983), but also see Flannery (1995b), who considered the latter to be a distinct species while treating vizcacaia as a synonym of albiventer. Includes minor, but see Peterson (1991). Formerly included in cephalotes, but see Smith and Hood (1983). Reviewed by Bergmans (2001); also see Bonaccorso (1998). May include malaitensis.


SUBSPECIES vizcaccia

SUBSPECIES bougainville


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