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SPECIES Vespadelus pumilus

Author:Gray, 1841.
Citation:Appendix C in J. Two Exped. Austr., 2: 406.
Common Name:Eastern Forest Bat
Type Locality:Australia, New South Wales, Yarrundi.
Distribution:Eastern Australia, Lord Howe Isl.
Status:IUCN 2003 and IUCN/SSC Action Plan (2001) Lower Risk (lc) as Eptesicus pumilus.
Comments:pumilus species group. Does not include caurinus, darlingtoni, finlaysoni and troughtoni; see Kitchener et al. (1987), Adams et al. (1987), and Queale (1997). Many specimens attributed to this species by McKean et al. (1978) were later referred to troughtoni by Kitchener et al. (1987). See Flannery (1995b).



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