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Bats of Papua New Guinea

Field / Identification GuideOut of Print

Series: Conservation International Tropical Field Guides Volume: 2

By: Frank J Bonaccoroso(Author)

489 pages, colour illustrations, maps, tables

Conservation International

Paperback | Jul 2000 | #101635 | ISBN: 1881173267
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About this book

Some of the largest and biologically richest tropical forests remaining in the world are found among the 600 islands of Papua New Guinea. These forests support a diverse bat fauna, with 91 native species ranging from the greater flying fox, with a wingspan of 1.6 meters, to the tiny, 2.5-gram lesser sheath-tailed bat. Nineteen of Papua New Guinea's bat species are found nowhere else on Earth. Bats of Papua New Guinea is a handy, portable field guide to these fascinating flying mammals, which play crucial ecological roles as pollinators, seed dispersers, and insect predators.

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