Emballonura semicaudata rotensis Yamashina, 1943



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Not considered a valid subspecies by (Flannery, 1995:326).


Conservation Status

Last record: 1972

Rediscovered in 1984 (Waldien & Scanlon, 2021)



Mariana Islands












Original scientific description:

Yamashina, M. Y. (1943). On a new subspecies of Emballonura semicaudata from the Mariana Islands. Bulletin of the Biogeographical Society of Japan 13: 99-100. (in Japanese)


Other references:

Flannery, Timothy F. (1995). Mammals of the South-west Pacific and Moluccan Islands. Comstock/Cornell, Ithaca, NY, 464 pp. [p. 326]

Helgen, Kristof M. and Flannery, Timothy F. (2002). Distribution of the endangered Pacific sheathtail bat Emballonura semicaudata. Australian Mammalogy 24: 209-212.

Oyler-McCance, S.J., Valdex, E.W., O’Shea, T.J. and Fike, J.A. 2013. Genetic characterization of the Pacific sheath-tailed bat (Emballonura semicaudata rotensis) using mitochondrial DNA sequence data. Journal of Mammalogy 94: 1030-1036.

Valdez, E. W., Wiles, G. J., and O'Shea, T. J. 2011. Diets of the Sympatric Pacific Sheath-Tailed Bat (Emballonura Semicaudata Rotensis) and Mariana Swiftlet (Aerodramus bartscht) on Aguiguan, Mariana Islands. Pacific Science 65(3): 301-309.

Waldien, D.L. & Scanlon, A. (2021). Emballonura semicaudata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2021: e.T7669A22135085. Downloaded on 19 June 2021.

Wiles, G.J., O'Shea, T.J., Worthington, D.J., Esselstyn, J.A. and Valdez, E.W. 2011. Status and natural history of Emballonura semicaudata rotensis on Aguiguan, Mariana Islands. Acta Chiropterologica 13(2): 299-309.


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