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Species profile—Pteropus scapulatus (little red flying-fox)


Animalia (animals) → Mammalia (mammals) → Pteropodidae (Flying Foxes, Fruit Bats and Blossom-bats) → Pteropus scapulatus (little red flying-fox)

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Species details

Animalia (animals)
Mammalia (mammals)
Pteropodidae (Flying Foxes, Fruit Bats and Blossom-bats)
Scientific name
Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862
Common name
little red flying-fox
Type reference
Peters, W. (1862) Uber einen neuen Flederhund pteropus scapulatus, aus Neuholland. Mber. K. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berl. 1862:574-576.
WildNet taxon ID
Pteropus elseyii
Alternate name(s)
collared flying-fox
reddish fruit-bat
little red
collared fruit-bat
Nature Conservation Act 1992 (NCA) status
Least concern
Conservation significant
Pest status
Disease Vector

Other resources

Online Zoological Collections of Australian Museums (OZCAM)
Atlas of Living Australia

Data source

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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