Little red flying fox

Little red flying fox

Order : Chiroptera
Family : Pteropodidae
Subfamily : Pteropodinae
Species : Pteropus scapulatus

 

Keywords: red , black

The Little red flying fox is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the little red flying fox
A little red flying fox group is called a 'flock'.
Some facts about the
Little red flying fox

Adult weight : 0.3 kg (0.66 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 16 years

Female maturity :540 days

Male maturity : 540 days

Litter size : 1

Basal metabolic rate : 1 W

Body mass : 0.362 kg (0.7964 lbs)

Temperature : 36.85 °C (98.33 °F)

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Facts about the little red flying fox

The only Pteropus species to occur in South Australia (Pteropus scapulatus) is fully protected and does not cause damage to crops (Wahl, 1994).

Another smaller species of flying fox, the Little Red Flying-fox Pteropus scapulatus, is also present in Sydney during some years.

Analysis of microstimulation and recording experiments in the megachiropteran, Pteropus scapulatus is now completed.

ABSTRACTA small colony (1,000-5,000) of Little Red Flying-foxes Pteropus scapulatus, is usually resident at Mataranka Hot Springs, in the semi-arid zone of the Northern Territory of Australia (Full text)

The little red flying fox, Pteropus scapulatus, is even more mobile than this, following the regional flowering patterns of Australia's native hardwoods (Eucalyptus, Syncarpia, Tristania and Melaleuca). (Full text)

Conservation Status || Common Habitat || The little red flying-fox is such an extensive wanderer in it's search for food that it ventures from coastal rainforest to dry inland areas.

Bonnie Year 3 LITTLE RED FLYING FOX The Little Red Flying Fox is a part of the bat family and the flying fox family. (Full text)

The Scientific way of saying the Little Red Flying Fox is Pteropus Scapulatus. (Full text)

The little red flying-fox is protected under the NPW Act.

The Little Red Flying-fox is smaller and gives birth at a different time to the others and tends to follow the flowering of the eucalypts inland, moving to the coast irregularly.

The little red flying fox is a nectar specialist as evidenced by its diminished molar dentition compared to that of the spectacled flying fox. (Full text)

The little red flying fox is migratory, camps of more than a million individuals occur. (Full text)

Another smaller species of flying fox, the Little Red Flying-fox, is also present in Sydney during some years. (Full text)

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