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SPECIES Miniopterus macrocneme

Author:Revilliod, 1914.
Citation:In Sarasin and Roux, Nova Caledonia, A. Zool., 1: 360.
Common Name:Small Melanesian Long-fingered Bat
Type Locality:New Caledonia and Loyalty Isls.
Distribution:New Guinea to Vanuatu and New Caledonia.
Status:IUCN 2003 Not evaluated; not considered in IUCN/SSC Action Plan (2001).
Comments:Listed a subspecies of pusillus by Koopman (1993, 1994), but see Sanborn and Nicholson (1950), Flannery (1995a, b), and Bonaccorso (1998). In a recent revision of the pusillus/australis complex, Kitchener and Suyanto (2002) treated macrocneme as a subspecies of pusillus, but did not examine specimens of macrocneme sensu stricto.



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