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Range Description

This species is restricted to Fiji and Vanuatu. In Fiji it has been recorded from the islands of Taveuni and Vanua Levu. However, the only known roosting site in Fiji is a cave near the village of Nakanacagi on Vanua Levu, and because the species is likely to forage widely, it is possible that this site is indeed the only roosting site in Fiji (Palmeirim et al. 2005, 2007). In Vanuatu this species has been reported from the islands of Espiritu Santo (Nanumbu Cave) and Malo (Tan Lensingo Cave and Abounatori Village) (Flannery 1995). It was extirpated from Tonga in prehistoric times (Koopman and Steadman 1995), and appears to have been extirpated from Viti Levu, Fiji as well, based on bones that have been found there (Worthy and Anderson 1999, as cited in Palmeirim et al. 2007).


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