Dragon Tube-nosed Fruit Bat

Dragon Tube-nosed Fruit Bat
Dragon Tube-nosed Fruit Bat
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Pteropodidae
Genus: Nyctimene
Species: N. draconilla
Binomial name
Nyctimene draconilla
Thomas, 1922
Dragon Tube-nosed Fruit Bat range

The Dragon Tube-nosed Fruit Bat (Nyctimene draconilla) is a species of megabat in the Pteropodidae family. It is found in West Papua, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. In other words it is endemic to the Island of New Guinea. It is a monotypic species and is slightly smaller and very similar in appearance to N. albiventer, differing by having more profuse, dark spotting on its wing membranes, and smaller shorter canines. The records of this species from Papua New Guinea are associated with freshwater swamps and rivers.


  • Bonaccorso, F. J. 1998. Bats of Papua New Guinea. Conservation International, Washington, D.C.