Queensland Tube-nosed Bat (species: Nyctimene robinsoni) in Cairns and Surrounds (Gaia Guide)
Nyctimene robinsoni
Queensland Tube-nosed Bat

©Michael Pennay: Queensland Tube-nosed Bat (Nyctimene robinsoni)

©Alan Wynn: Queensland Tube-nosed Bat (Nyctimene robinsoni)

©Mnolf on Wikipedia: Queensland Tube-nosed Bat (Nyctimene robinsoni)
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Chiroptera
Family Pteropodidae
Genus Nyctimene
Species Nyctimene robinsoni
Status least concern



Distinguishing features

They get their common name from their raised tubular nostrils which is unlike most other species in the family. They are a deep brown with gray heads and sparse yellow spotting.(Wikipedia)

Their wings are shorter and broader than those of other flying foxes.


  • Up to 11 cm (Head and body length)
  • Up to 2.5 cm (Tail length)


  • Wingspan data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution


It is one of the few species in Pteropodidae that roosts solitarily. (Wikipedia)

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