‘Yoda bat’ officially recognised as new species

Main report: Yoda bat officially recognised as new species
(Phys.org)
Other Reporting: Mongabay, ScienceDaily, EurekAlert!
Scientific Paper: Australian Museum Journal   
New Taxa: Nyctimene wrightae
Common Name: Happy tube-nosed fruit bat
Categories: Mammals | New Species
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An unusual breed of fruit bat—previously nicknamed ‘Yoda’ due to its resemblance to the Star Wars Jedi Master—has now officially been registered as a new species and renamed the happy (Hamamas) tube-nosed fruit bat.  The widespread New Guinean species which is tentatively placed in the cyclotis group.

Nyctimene wrightae. Irwin, 2017

 

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