Nyctophilus arnhemensis Johnson, 1959

Parnaby, Harry E., Ingleby, Sandy & Divljan, Anja, 2017, Type Specimens of Non-fossil Mammals in the Australian Museum, Sydney, Records of the Australian Museum 69 (5), pp. 277-420 : 397

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Nyctophilus arnhemensis Johnson, 1959


Nyctophilus arnhemensis Johnson, 1959

Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 72: 184. (4 November 1959).

Common name. Arnhem Long-eared Bat.

Current name. Nyctophilus arnhemensis Johnson, 1959 ; following Jackson & Groves (2015).

Paratype. M.27837 by original designation as USNM 284242 View Materials , [Field no. 5768]. Male, skull, study skin, collected by D. H. Johnson on 24 August 1948 from the type locality, Rocky Bay, Cape Arnhem Peninsula , Northern Territory (12°16'S 136°47'E). Exchanged from Smithsonian Institution, 19 May 1992 GoogleMaps , registered 13 October 1992.

Comments. Type series of five specimens, two paratypes from the type locality, holotype in USNM. The type series was collected during the American-Australian Expedition to Arnhem Land in 1948 .


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