Object detail

This specimen is a holotype for the species "Nyctimene robinsoni", otherwise known as the Queensland tube-nosed bat. A holotype is the single type specimen upon which the description and name of a new species is based.

These bats are found along the North Eastern coast of Austalia. They have raised tubular nostrils, giving them their common name. The roost solitarily, an unusual trait in bats.
Taxonomic classification
Nyctimene robinsoni
Common name
Queensland tube-nosed bat
Classification type status
Natural Science/Zoology
Accession date
14 Oct 1920
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Original datasets and images provided by Queensland Museum, http://www.qm.qld.gov.au/ and licensed for re-use under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia (CC BY) license. Please note, this record has been adapted for use by Vernon Systems and may not accurately reflect the original record or the collection item it documents.


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