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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Short Form
Hughes et al., 2014. Rec. Aust. Mus. 66(4): 225–232
Author
Catherine Hughes; Julie Broken-Brow; Harry Parnaby; Steve Hamilton; Luke K.-P. Leung
Year
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
29 May 2014
Cover Date
29 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
29 May 2014
Available Online
29 May 2014
Reference Number
1632
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