Animal Species:Torresian Tube-nosed Bat

In Australia, Torresian Tube-nosed Bats are known only from Moa Island in Torres Strait, but they are widespread in Indonesia and less common in Papua New Guinea.

Standard Common Name

Torresian Tube-nosed Bat

Habitat

Torresian Tube-nosed Bats have been observed roosting in rainforest and mangrove trees.

Feeding and Diet

Their diet in Australia is not known but Torresian Tube-nosed Bats possibly eat fruit and insects as they do elsewhere.

Conservation Status

Torresian Tube-nosed Bats are vulnerable to habitat destruction.

Classification

Species:
cephalotes
Genus:
Nyctimene
Family:
Pteropodidae
Order:
Chiroptera
Subclass:
Eutheria
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

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