Australian Museum Journal Rediscovery of the New Guinea Big-eared Bat Pharotis imogene from Central Province, Papua New Guinea

Shortform:
Hughes et al., 2014. Rec. Aust. Mus. 66(4): 225–232
Author(s):
Catherine Hughes; Julie Broken-Brow; Harry Parnaby; Steve Hamilton; Luke K.-P. Leung
Year published:
2014
Title:
Rediscovery of the New Guinea Big-eared Bat Pharotis imogene from Central Province, Papua New Guinea
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
66
Issue:
4
Start page:
225
End page:
232
DOI:
10.3853/j.2201-4349.66.2014.1632
Language:
English
Date published:
28 May 2014
Cover date:
28 May 2014
ISSN:
0067-1975 (print) 2201-4349 (online)
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
MAMMALIA; NEW GUINEA; BIOGEOGRAPHY
Digitized:
28 May 2014
Available online:
28 May 2014
Reference number:
1632
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (186kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (4890kb PDF)

Abstract

The New Guinea Big-eared Bat Pharotis imogene has not been reported since the first and only specimens were collected in 1890 and the species was presumed extinct. We document the capture of one individual of the species from the coastal district of Abau, in Central Province, Papua New Guinea, 120 km east of the only previous known locality at Kamali. We recommend that field surveys be urgently undertaken to assess the conservation status of the species.