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Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Theria
Infraclassis: Eutheria
Ordo: Chiroptera
Subordo: Microchiroptera
Superfamilia: Vespertilionoidea
Familia: Vespertilionidae
Subfamilia: Vespertilioninae
Tribus: Vespertilionini
Genus: Tylonycteris
Species: T. pachypus - T. robustula


Tylonycteris Peters, 1872

Type Species: Vespertilio pachypus Temminck, 1840


* Peters, 1872. Monatsberichte der Koniglich Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin, 1872: 703.
* Tylonycteris on Mammal Species of the World.
* Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2 Volume Set edited by Don E. Wilson, DeeAnn M. Reeder

Vernacular names
English: Bamboo Bats

Tylonycteris is a genus of bats within the Vespertilionidae or "vesper bat" family. The name translates as "padded bat", and refers to the presence of hairless fleshy pads on the hands and feet, which the bats use to help them grip onto bamboo.[1] They are also known as the bamboo bats.[2]

The species within this genus are:

Tylonycteris fulvida
Tylonycteris malayana
Lesser bamboo bat, Tylonycteris pachypus
Pygmy bamboo bat, Tylonycteris pygmaeus
Greater bamboo bat, Tylonycteris robustula
Tonkin greater bamboo bat, Tylonycteris tonkinensis


Eguren, R.E. & McBee, K. (October 2014). "Tylonycteris pachypus (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae)". Mammalian Species. 46 (910): 33–39. doi:10.1644/910.

Bamboo Bats - Tylonycteris spp. Ecology Asia.

D.E. Wilson & D.M. Reeder, 2005: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. Third Edition. The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore

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