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Dragon Tube-nosed Fruit Bat
Nyctimene draconilla
Range West Papua, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Chiroptera
Family Pteropodidae
Genus Nyctimene
Species Nyctimene draconilla
Conservation Status
Data Deficient

The Dragon tube-nosed fruit bat (Nyctimene draconilla), is a species of megabat in the Pteropodidae family. It is found in West Papua, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. It is slightly smaller and very similar in appearance to Nyctimene albiventer, differing by having more profuse, dark spotting on its wing membranes, and smaller shorter canines. The similarity between the species has been a source of possible misidentifications. The records of this species from Papua New Guinea are associated with freshwater swamps and rivers.