Tylonycteris robustula, Thomas, 1915

Patterson, Georgina, Martin, Thomas Edward, Adams, Nathan, Cropper, Olivia, Mustari, Abdul Haris & Tosh, David G., 2017, Lowland rainforest bat communities of Buton Island, Southeast Sulawesi, including new regional records, Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 65, pp. 373-385 : 382

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Tylonycteris robustula


Tylonycteris robustula

A small-bodied species with a distinctive flattened skull and thickened dark pink pads at the base of the thumb and sole of the foot. It is a rare species on Buton, being known from a single individual caught in a mist net by GP over an open river system in BUR (9 July 2014). We report this record as a minor extension to the species’ known range. It is currently reported as occurring throughout mainland Sulawesi (Bates et al., 2008b) although none of our consulted sources indicate it as occurring on Buton .


Instituto de Geociencias, Universidade de Sao Paulo