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  Murina suilla (Temminck, 1840)
  Family Name : Vespertilionidae

  Taxonomic Group : Vertebrates (Mammal)

  Common Names : Brown Tube-nosed Bat, Lesser Tube-nosed Bat

 
Brown Tube-nosed Bat,Lesser Tube-nosed Bat
  • Description
    • Description :
      Upperparts buffy brown to greyish brown, Underparts greyish white. The nostrils are extended to form little tubes.
  • Ecology, Habitat & Location
    • Ecological Notes :
      This nocturnal, insectivorous bat occurs in lowland forest. Very little else is known of its habits.
      Habitats :
      Forest, Terrestrial
      Distribution :
      In Singapore, known from only one specimen taken on Pulau Tekong in 2002. Distributed in the Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Borneo and Java.
  • Conservation
    • Trends & Threats :
      Loss of forest habitats.
      Scientific Interest & Potential Value :
      Unknown.
      Conservation Notes :
      Protection of forest habitats.
  • Status
    • Species Status :
      Native
      Conservation Status :
      Rare
      Singapore Red Data Book 2008 status :
      Critically Endangered (CR)
  • References
    • Baker, N. & Lim, K. 2008. Wild animals of Singapore. Singapore: Draco Publishing and Distribution Pte Ltd. 180pp 
      Davison, G.W.H., Ng, P.K.L. & Ho, H.C (Eds.). 2008. The Singapore Red Data Book (2nd Edition). Singapore: Nature Society (Singapore). 285pp 
      Francis, C.M. 2008. A field guide to the mammals of South-east Asia. United Kingdom: New Holland Publishers (UK) Ltd. 392pp 

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