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Species profile—Macroderma gigas (ghost bat)

Classification

Animalia (animals) → Mammalia (mammals) → Megadermatidae (false vampires) → Macroderma gigas (ghost bat)

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Species details

Kingdom
Animalia (animals)
Class
Mammalia (mammals)
Family
Megadermatidae (false vampires)
Scientific name
Macroderma gigas (Dobson, 1880)
Common name
ghost bat
Type reference
Dobson, G.E. (1880) On some new or rare species of Chiroptera in the collection of the Gottingen Museum. Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. 1880: 461-465.
WildNet taxon ID
994
Synonym(s)
Megaderma gigas
Alternate name(s)
false vampire
Australian false vampire bat
false vampire bat
Nature Conservation Act 1992 (NCA) status
Endangered
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC) status
Vulnerable
Back on Track (BoT) status
Critical
Conservation significant
Yes
Endemicity
Native
Pest status
Nil
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Other resources

Species Profile and Threats Database (SPRAT)
Online Zoological Collections of Australian Museums (OZCAM)
Atlas of Living Australia

Data source

This profile data is sourced from the QLD Wildlife Data API using the Get species by ID function used under CC-By 4.0
https://apps.des.qld.gov.au/species/?op=getspeciesbyid&taxonid=994

This information is sourced from the WildNet database managed by the Queensland Department of Environment and Science.

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