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Species profile—Pteropus poliocephalus (grey-headed flying-fox)


Animalia (animals) → Mammalia (mammals) → Pteropodidae (Flying Foxes, Fruit Bats and Blossom-bats) → Pteropus poliocephalus (grey-headed flying-fox)

Photo of Pteropus poliocephalus (grey-headed flying-fox) - Gynther, I.,Ian Gynther,1989
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Animalia (animals)
Mammalia (mammals)
Pteropodidae (Flying Foxes, Fruit Bats and Blossom-bats)
Scientific name
Pteropus poliocephalus Temminck, 1825
Common name
grey-headed flying-fox
Type reference
Temminck, C.J. (1825) Vues generales sur l'order des cheiropteres. Pp 157-204. In Temminck, C.J. (1824-1827) Monographies de Mammalogie. Paris: G. Dufour and E. D'Ocangne Tom. 1.
WildNet taxon ID
Alternate name(s)
Grey-headed fruit-bat
Nature Conservation Act 1992 (NCA) status
Least concern
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC) status
Conservation significant
Pest status
Disease Vector
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Other resources

Species Profile and Threats Database (SPRAT)
Online Zoological Collections of Australian Museums (OZCAM)
Atlas of Living Australia

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This profile data is sourced from the QLD Wildlife Data API using the Get species by ID function used under CC-By 4.0

This information is sourced from the WildNet database managed by the Queensland Department of Environment and Science.

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Last updated
8 March 2022
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