Mystacina robusta — Overview

New Zealand Greater Short-tailed Bat learn more about names for this taxon

IUCN threat status:

Critically Endangered (CR)


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Until 1965, Mystacina robusta was only known to have existed on Big South Cape and Solomon Islands in New Zealand. Subfossils in swamps and caves in the North and South Islands suggest its range was much larger several hundred years ago (King, 1990). Several hundred bats of this species occupied a cave at Puwai on Big South Cape Island until 1964-65. A couple of larger caves on Solomon Island were occupied until the 1950's.

Biogeographic Regions: oceanic islands (Native )

Other Geographic Terms: island endemic


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