Tube-nosed Fruit Bat
This is a previously seen but still undescribed species endemic to Papua New Guinea--observed by Rapid Assessment Program (RAP) researchers. This tube-nosed fruit bat, Nyctimene sp., from the Muller Range mountains does not yet have a name but has been found in other parts of New Guinea. It is likely restricted (endemic) to hill forests on the island. Fruit bats are important seed dispersers in tropical forests.
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