Refereed Article Rediscovery of the New Guinea Big-eared Bat Pharotis imogene from Central Province, Papua New Guinea.

Citation: C. Hughes; J. Broken-Brow; H. Parnaby; S. Hamilton; L. K.-P. Leung. 2014. Rediscovery of the New Guinea Big-eared Bat Pharotis imogene from Central Province, Papua New Guinea.. Records of the Australian Museum. 66. 225-232.

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.

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