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Taxonavigation: Noctilionoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Cladus: Synapsida
Cladus: Eupelycosauria
Cladus: Sphenacodontia
Cladus: Sphenacodontoidea
Ordo: Therapsida
Cladus: Theriodontia
Subordo: Cynodontia
Infraordo: Eucynodontia
Cladus: Probainognathia
Cladus: Prozostrodontia
Cladus: Mammaliaformes
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Trechnotheria
Infraclassis: Zatheria
Supercohort: Theria
Cohort: Eutheria
Cohort: Placentalia
Superordo: Boreoeutheria
Superordo: Laurasiatheria
Ordo: Chiroptera
Subordo: Microchiroptera
Superfamilia: Noctilionoidea

Familia: Mystacinidae
Genus: Mystacina
Species (1 + 1†): M. tuberculata – †M. robusta


Mystacina Gray, 1843


  • Placed on the Official Index of Rejected and Invalid Generic Names in Zoology by ICZN, 2002: 63


  • Carter, G.G.; Riskin, D.K. 2006: Mystacina tuberculata. Mammalian species, (790) doi: 10.1644/790.1
  • Daniel, M.J. 1979: The New Zealand short-tailed bat, Mystacina tuberculata; a review of present knowledge. New Zealand journal of zoology, 6: 357–370. BUGZ
  • Gray, J.E. 1843b: Voyage H.M.S. "Sulphur," Mamm., 1, 23. [not seen]
  • Hill, J.E.; Daniel, M.J. 1985: Systematics of the New Zealand short-tailed bat Mystacina Gray, 1843 (Chiroptera: Mystacinidae). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History). Zoology, 48: 279–300. Internet Archive BHL
  • Kennedy, M.; Wilson, K.-J.; Worthy, T.; Paterson, A.; Dwyer, P.D. 2000: Comments on the proposed conservation of usage of the names Mystacina Gray, 1843, Chalinolobus Peters, 1866, M. tuberculata Gray, 1843 and C. tuberculatus (J.R. Forster, 1844) (Mammalia, Chiroptera) (Case 3095; see BZN 56: 250–254). Bulletin of zoological nomenclature, 57(2): 117–118. Internet Archive BHL
  • Spencer, H.G.; Lee, D.E. 1999: Case 3095. Mystacina Gray, 1843, Chalinolobus Peters, 1866, M. tuberculata Gray, 1843 and Vespertilio tuberculatus J.R. Forster, 1844 (currently C. tuberculatus) (Mammalia, Chiroptera): proposed conservation of usage of the names. Bulletin of zoological nomenclature, 56(4): 250–254. Internet Archive BHL
  • Worthy, T.H.; Scofield, P. 2004: Skeletal and dental variation within and between Mystacina species in southern New Zealand. New Zealand journal of zoology, 31: 351–361.


Vernacular names[edit]

English: New Zealand short-tailed bats