Nyctimene sanctacrucis Troughton, 1931:206

Nendö tube-nosed bat, Nendo tube-nosed fruit bat



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: 1892 or before (collection); 1907 (sighting)

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient


The holotype was donated to the Australian Museum in July 1892, so must have been collected in that year or prior. The last sighting was apparently on Nendö in 1907 (Mickleburgh et. al. 1992). However, there is some doubt about exactly which island in the Santa Cruz group that the holotype came from (Flannery, 1995:235).



Probably Nendö (=Santa Cruz Island), Santa Cruz Group, Solomon Islands






Only known from the holotype, a female.






Original scientific description:

Troughton, E. le G. (1931). Three new bats of the genera Pteropus, Nyctimene and Chaerephon from Melanesia. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of N.S.W. 56: 204-209.


Other references:

Flannery, Timothy F. (1995). Mammals of the South-West Pacific and Moluccan Islands. Comstock/Cornell, Ithaca, Ny, USA. [p. 235]

Leary, T., Hamilton, S. & Helgen, K. (2008). Nyctimene sanctacrucis. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.1. ( Downloaded on 18 October 2011.

Mickleburgh, Simon P., Hutson, Anthony M. and Racey, Paul A. (1992). Old World fruit bats. An action plan for their conservation. Gland, Switzerland: IUCN. viii + 252 pp.

Wilson, D. E. and Reeder, D. M. (2005). Mammal species of the world: a taxonomic and geographic reference. Third edition. Baltimore, MD: John Hopkins University Press.


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