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SPECIES Nyctophilus howensis

Author:McKean, 1975.
Citation:Aust. Mammalogy, 1: 330.
Common Name:Lord Howe Island Long-eared Bat
Type Locality:Australia, Lord Howe Isl, North Bay.
Distribution:Known only from the type locality.
Status:IUCN 2003 and IUCN/SSC Action Plan (2001) Extinct.
Comments:Known only from the holotype, a fossil found in a cave on Lord Howe Isl. McKean (1975) suggested that this species may have survived into historic times on the basis of Etheridge's (1889) statement that a bat larger than Chalinolobus morio was occasionally seen on the island.



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