Pharotis imogene Thomas, 1914:382

New Guinea big-eared bat, Thomas's big-eared bat



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1890

Rediscovered in 25 July 2012

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered



New Guinea (south-east)












Original scientific description:

Thomas, O. (1914). A new genus of bats allied to Nyctophilus. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (series 8) 14: 381-383.


Other references:

Bonaccorso, F. J. (1998). Bats of Papua New Guinea. Conservation International. Washington, DC.

Bonaccorso, F., Hamilton, S. & Parnaby, H. (2008). Pharotis imogene. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.1. ( Downloaded on 18 October 2011.

Flannery, T. F. (1995). Mammals of the South-west Pacific and Moluccan Islands. Comstock/Cornell, Ithaca, NY, 464 pp.

Hughes, Catherine, Julie Broken-Brow, Harry Parnaby, Steve Hamilton, and Luke K.-P. Leung. (2014). Rediscovery of the New Guinea Big-eared Bat Pharotis imogene from Central Province, Papua New Guinea. Records of the Australian Museum 66(4): 225-232.

Laurie, Eleanor Mary Ord and Hill, John Edwards. (1954). List of Land Mammals of New Guinea, Celebes and Adjacent Islands, 1758-1952. London: British Museum (Natural History).

MacPhee, R.D.E. and Flemming, C. (1999). Requiem Æternam. The last five hundred years of mammalian species extinctions. In: R.D.E. MacPhee (ed.). Extinctions in Near Time. Pp.333-371. Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York.

Nowak, R.M. 1999. Walker's Mammals of the World. Sixth edition. The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore and London.

Parnaby, Harry, Ingleby, Sandy and Divljan, Anja. (2017). Type specimens of non-fossil mammals in the Australian Museum, Sydney. Records of the Australian Museum 69(5): 277-420.

Simmons, N. B. 2005. Order Chiroptera. In Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, ed. D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder, pp. 312–529. Baltimore, USA: The Johns Hopkins University Press.


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