Nycticeius influatus Thomas, 1924:540

Hughenden broad-nosed bat, Wilkin's broad-nosed bat



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Scotorepens balstoni influatus Thomas, 1924:540; Scotorepens influatus Thomas, 1924:540; Nycticeius balstoni influatus Thomas, 1924:540; Scoteinus influatus Thomas, 1924:540


Conservation Status

Extinct or invalid (synonym)

Last record: 1923 (Ride, 1970:205)**


** Ride (1970:205) notes that the holotype was collected in 1923, and that a further two specimens which may belong to this species were subsequently collected. Thus the last record of the species depends upon the correct identification of these latter specimens whose year of collection is not given.



Queensland (central*), Australia

Type locality: in the vicinity of Prairie (Ride, 1970:177) / "from Prairie, central part of southern N Qld. 1400ft." (Mahoney & Walton, 1988:143)


Biology & Ecology




Holotype: BMNH (male; wet skin & skull) (Mahoney & Walton, 1988:143)






Original scientific description:

Thomas, O. (1924). A new Scoteinus from Queensland. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (9) 13: 540.


Other references:

Jackson, Stephen and Groves, Colin. (2015). Taxonomy of Australian Mammals. Clayton South, Melbourne: CSIRO Publishing. 529 pp. [p. 277]

Kitchener, D. J. and Caputi, N. (1985). Systematic revision of Australian Scoteanax and Scotorepens (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae), with remarks on relationships to other Nycticeini. Records of the Western Australian Museum 12: 85-146.

Mahoney, J. A. and Walton, D. W. (1988). Vespertilionidae, pp. 128-145. In: Walton, D. W. (ed.). Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 5. Mammalia. Canberra: Australian Government Publishing Service. x + 273 pp. [p. 143]

Parnaby, Harry. (2023). Inland Broad-nosed Bat, Scotorepens balstoni, pp. 649-650. In: Baker, Andrew M. and Gynther, Ian C. (eds.). Strahan’s Mammals of Australia (4th ed.). Wahroonga, NSW: Reed New Holland Publishers. 848 pp.

Ride, W. D. L. (1970). A Guide to the Native Mammals of Australia. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.


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