Miniopterus macrocneme

Miniopterus macrocneme is a bat in the genus Miniopterus. It is found primarily in the Loyalty Islands of New Caledonia, though it is also found in New Guinea.[1] It has been considered a subspecies of Miniopterus pusillus in recent years.[2] It lives in caves in large numbers, though it can also be found in forests.[1]

Miniopterus macrocneme
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Miniopteridae
Genus: Miniopterus
M. macrocneme
Binomial name
Miniopterus macrocneme
Revilliod, 1914


  1. ^ a b c Armstrong, K.D., Wiantoro, S. & Aplin, K. 2019 Miniopterus macrocneme. In IUCN. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2019.3. Accessed 11 December 2019.
  2. ^ "Miniopterus macrocneme". Mammal Species of the World, 3rd Edition. Bucknell University. Retrieved July 19, 2014.

Further readingEdit

  • Flannery, T.F. 1995. Mammals of New Guinea. Chatswood, New South Wales: Reed Books, 568 pp.
  • Flannery, T.F. 1995. Mammals of the South-West Pacific & Moluccan Islands. Chatswood: Reed Books, 464 pp.  ISBN 0-7301-0417-6