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Species profile—Pteropus alecto (black flying-fox)


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

Photo of Pteropus alecto (black flying-fox) - Jones, K.,Ken Jones,2014
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Animalia (animals)
Mammalia (mammals)
Pteropodidae (Flying Foxes, Fruit Bats and Blossom-bats)
Scientific name
Pteropus alecto Temminck, 1837
Common name
black flying-fox
Type reference
Temminck, C.J. (1837) Les cheiropteres frugivores. Additions aux vues generales sur l'ordre des cheiropteres revision de la momographie du genre Roussette et monographies des genres Pachysome, Macroglosse, Harpie et Cephalote. pp. 49-112 in Temminck, C.J. (1835-1841).Monographies de Mammalogies, ou description de quelques genres de mammiferes, dont les especes ont ete observees dans les differens musees de l'Europe. Leiden: C.C. van der Hoek Tom. 2.
WildNet taxon ID
Pteropus gouldi
Alternate name(s)
Gouldi's fruit-bat
black fruit-bat
Nature Conservation Act 1992 (NCA) status
Least concern
Conservation significant
Pest status
Disease Vector

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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.

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Last updated
8 March 2022