The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database


Scientific Name
Phoniscus papuensis
(Dobson, 1878:339)
Kerivoula papuensis (Dobson, 1878:339)
Common Name/s
Golden-tipped bat, Eastern forest bat (Ogilby, 1892:94; Lucas & Le Souëf, 1909:47)
Australia, Indonesia & Papua New Guinea
Last Record
Rediscovered in
IUCN status
[url=]Least Concern[/url]
TSE forum thread
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[b]Original Scientific Description:[/b]

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

[b]Species Bibliography[/b]

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.

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

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

Ogilby, J. Douglas. (1892). [url=]Catalogue of Australian Mammals, with Introductory Notes on General Mammalogy[/url]. 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.