Phoniscus papuensis (Dobson, 1878:339)

Golden-tipped bat, Eastern forest bat (Ogilby, 1892:94; Lucas & Le Souëf, 1909:47)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Kerivoula papuensis (Dobson, 1878:339)


Conservation Status

Last record: 1897

Rediscovered in 1981

IUCN RedList status: Least Concern


Not a rediscovery?



Australia, Indonesia & Papua New Guinea


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Dobson, G. E. (1878). Catalogue of the Chiroptera in the Collection of the British Museum. British Museum (Natural History), London.


Other references:

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

Flannery, T. F. (1995). Mammals of the South-West Pacific and Moluccan Islands. Comstock/Cornell, Ithaca, Ny, USA.

Flannery, T. F. (1995). The Mammals of New Guinea, 2nd edition. Reed Books, Sydney, Australia.

Hutson, T., Schlitter, D., Csorba, G., Hall, L., Lunney, D. & Hamilton, S. 2008. Phoniscus papuensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T10982A3235314. Downloaded on 15 February 2017.

Jackson, Stephen and Groves, Colin. (2015). Taxonomy of Australian Mammals. Clayton South, Melbourne: CSIRO Publishing. 529 pp. [p. 265-266]

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).

Lucas, Arthur Henry Shakespeare and Le Souëf, William Henry Dudley. (1909). The Animals of Australia: Mammals, Reptiles and Amphibians. Melbourne: Whitcombe and Tombs.

Ogilby, J. Douglas. (1892). Catalogue of Australian Mammals, with Introductory Notes on General Mammalogy. Australian Museum, Sydney: Catalogue No. 16: viii + 142 pp.

Woodside, D. P., Schulz, M. and Law, B. S. 2008. Golden-tipped Bat, Kerivoula papuensis. In: S. Van Dyck and R. Strahan (eds), The mammals of Australia. Third Edition, pp. 511-513. Reed New Holland, Sydney, Australia.


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