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Beccari's sheath-tailed bat

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Beccari's sheath-tailed bat (Emballonura beccarii) is a species of sac-winged bat in the family Emballonuridae. It is found in New Guinea and in some nearby islands in both Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.[2]

Taxonomy and etymology

It was described as a new species in 1881 by German naturalist Wilhelm Peters and Italian naturalist Giacomo Doria. The eponym for the species name "beccari" is Odoardo Beccari, an Italian botanist who conducted a zoological research expedition on the island of New Guinea where the bat was first documented.[3]

Biology

It is nocturnal, roosting in sheltered places such as caves during the day. At night, it forages for its prey—insects—along forest streams, in dense forests, and in clearings.[1]

Range and habitat

Its range includes several islands of Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. It has been documented from 0–1,500 m (0–4,921 ft) above sea level.[1]

Conservation

It is currently evaluated as least concern by the IUCN. It meets the criteria for this assessment because it has a large range, its population is thought to be large, and because its population is not likely to be in rapid decline. Some populations may be threatened by overharvesting for bushmeat.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c d Armstrong, K.D. (2019). "Emballonura beccarii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2019: e.T7672A22135577.
  2. ^ Simmons, N.B. (2005). "Order Chiroptera". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M (eds.). Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 388. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.
  3. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2009). The Eponym Dictionary of Mammals. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 33. ISBN 978-0-8018-9304-9. OCLC 270129903.
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Beccari's sheath-tailed bat: Brief Summary

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Beccari's sheath-tailed bat (Emballonura beccarii) is a species of sac-winged bat in the family Emballonuridae. It is found in New Guinea and in some nearby islands in both Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.

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