Nyctimene robinsoni (Chiroptera: Pteropodidae)

  title={Nyctimene robinsoni (Chiroptera: Pteropodidae)},
  author={Alicia M. Loveless and Karen Mcbee},
  journal={Mammalian Species},
  pages={68 - 75}
Abstract Nyctimene robinsoni (Thomas 1904) is currently the only species of tube-nosed bat in Australia. This medium-sized bat in the group commonly referred to as megachiropterans, is distinguishable by tube-shaped nostrils that protrude 5–6 mm from the end of its rostrum. It is currently considered to be endemic to the eastern coastal regions of Australia, although recent taxonomic revisions and continued field studies may soon expand the known range to include some islands north of the… 



Electrophoretic Resolution of Species Boundaries in Tube-Nosed Bats (Chiroptera: Pteropodidae) in Australia and Papua New Guinea.

Allozyme variation at 19-34 loci is used in the present study to define species boundaries in Australian and Papuan New Guinean tube-nosed bats. Current systematic accounts for these bats are in part

Evolutionary relationships of the old world fruit bats (Chiroptera, Pteropodidae): Another star phylogeny?

The phylogenetic hypothesis generated here provides a robust framework for a revised cladistic classification of Pteropodidae into subfamilies and tribes and will greatly contribute to the understanding of character evolution and biogeography of pteropODids.

Ecomorphology of the Tongues of Australian Megachiroptera (Chiroptera: Pteropodidae)

The morphology of the tongues in this study, combined with field observations, suggest that many megachiropterans are able to consume different food types when their preferred food source is unavailable, and the structure of tongue and its papillae support the role of megachiopterans in both pollination and seed dispersal.

Roosting and Foraging Behavior of the Queensland Tube-Nosed Bat, Nyctimene-Robinsoni (Pteropodidae) - Preliminary Radio-Tracking Observations

The high density of fruiting cluster fig trees in November and December could account for the sedentary behaviour ot this bat at this time of year.

Mite parasites of small mammals from scrub typhus foci in Australia

The mite vector of scrub typhus, Leptotrombidium deliense, was found in good numbers, and throughout the year, at all six of the central coastal areas examined (Cape Tribulation to Ingham).

Catalogue of the Chiroptera in the Collection of the British Museum

Not only are the families and genera of the Chiroptera well characterised in this volume, and all the known species described in concise though sufficiently explicit terms, but synopses of the members of each genus are added in order to facilitate their determination.

Taxonomy of Australian Mammals

This book lays a foundation for future taxonomic work and identifies areas where taxonomic studies should be targeted, not only at the species and subspecies level but also broader phylogenetic relationships.

Flying Foxes: Fruit and Blossom Bats of Australia

Flying Foxes is an illustrated guide dedicated to Australia's thriteen species of Megachiroptera, which do not comply with standard bat stereotypes and are regarded with much affection in Australia and are sometimes kept as family pets.

Analyzing Site Loyalty in Nyctimene robinsoni at the End of the Dry Season

The loyalty of Nyctimene robinsoni to its daytime roosting sites at the end of the dry season was assessed using radio tracking in Cape Tribulation, far north Queensland, Australia. N. robinsoni is a

Seasonal reproduction in flying foxes, reviewed in the context of other tropical mammals.

  • G. O’brien
  • Environmental Science, Biology
    Reproduction, fertility, and development
  • 1993
Plasticity of the circannual oscillator resolves confusion from previous contrasts betweencircannual rhythms and environmentally cued patterns, but the oscillator may be 'set' in utero in some tropical species.