Mystacina tuberculata and Molossus norfolcensis [now Mormopterus norfolkensis?] - The New Zealand Lesser Short-Tailed Bat and East-Coast Free-Tailed Bat (?)
These scientific names are getting harder and harder to figure out the modern equivalents to…
Anyway. There’s a long-tailed bat that’s native to New Zealand, but it looks nothing like the bat depicted as Molossus norfolcensis. The bat is clearly a member of the family Molossidae - the free-tailed bats - but it’s unclear which specific species this one is. The east-coast free-tailed bat has a range most likely to include any of the New Zealand islands, as well as having a similar facial structure as the bat depicted here.
The Zoology of the Voyage of the H.M.S. Erebus & Terror, 1839-1843. John Richardson, 1845.