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Little Red Flying-fox

 
Introduction:

Little Red Flying-foxes are important pollinators of tree species and fly further into inland Australia than other bat species, following the flowering of eucalypts.

Habitat:

Little Red Flying-foxes roost on the branches of trees. They roost in groups, called camps, of up to many thousands of bats. They often share camps with other flying fox species.

Feeding and Diet:

Little Red Flying-foxes appear to favour the nectar and pollen of eucalypt blossom over other foods that make up their diet, such as other flowers and fruit. Orchards are raided sometimes when other food is limited.

Conservation Status:

Little Red Flying-foxes are vulnerable to loss of feeding areas from forestry operations, clearing of native vegetation and land degradation from agriculture.
Related Objects:

Related Objects


(c) assumed Australian Museum.

M.2412 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 ,

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

M.2410 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 ,

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

M.2409 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 ,
M.23937 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 ,
M.23589 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, New South Wales, Macquarie Marshes , (30 36' S , 147 33' E), 21 Feb 1979
M.23003 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, New South Wales, Wingham Brush camp , (31 52' S , 152 22' E), 6 Jan 1976
M.23002 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, New South Wales, Wingham Brush , (31 52' S , 152 22' E), 7 Jan 1976
M.18712 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, New South Wales, Griffith , (34 17' S , 146 2' E), 14 Feb 1987
M.18631 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, New South Wales, Macquarie Marshes, W of Coonamble , (30 43' S , 147 33' E), Feb 1979
M.18711 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, New South Wales, Griffith , (34 17' S , 146 2' E), 28 Nov 1986
M.32015 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, New South Wales, Umina, Central Coast , (33 31' S , 151 19' E),
M.22116 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, New South Wales, Cedar Brush Nature Reserve, Liverpool Ranges , (31 26' S , 151 46' E), Jan 1986
M.25930 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, New South Wales, Grafton, Victoria St , (29 41' S , 152 56' E), 21 Nov 1991
M.26009 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, New South Wales, Burrangong Ck, Young , (34 2' S , 147 59' E), 9 Jan 1979
M.26010 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, New South Wales, Burrangong Ck, Young , (34 2' S , 147 59' E), 9 Jan 1979
M.26291 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, Queensland, Mt. Isa , (20 44' S , 139 29' E), 1989
M.29144 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, New South Wales, Kyogle, , (28 36' 55" S , 153 4" E), Feb 1993
M.31807 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, New South Wales, Wamberal, Central Coast , (33 26' S , 151 27' E), 23 Feb 1995
M.31939 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, New South Wales, Woy Woy , (32 29' S , 151 20' E), 28 Dec 1995

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

M.1290 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, Western Australia, BROOME , (17 58' S , 122 14' E),
M.32440 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, New South Wales, Werrington Downs, Penrith area , (33 45' S , 150 42' E),
M.31938 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, New South Wales, Umina, Central Coast , (33 31' S , 151 19' E), 23 Feb 1995
M.11734 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, New South Wales, Punchbowl, Sydney , (33 56' S , 151 3' E), 20 Dec 1980

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

M.10333 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, Northern Territory, 74 KM NE PINE CK ON ROAD TO GIMBAT , (13 30' S , 132 22' E), 13 Jul 1976

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

M.10334 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, Northern Territory, 74 KM NE PINE CK ON ROAD TO GIMBAT , (13 30' S , 132 22' E), 13 Jul 1976

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

M.10367 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, Northern Territory, Groote Eylandt , (13 58' S , 136 35' E), Oct 1975
M.11198 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, New South Wales, Lake Wyangan, N of Griffith , (34 15' S , 146 2' E), 8 Jan 1979
M.11199 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, New South Wales, Lake Wyangan, N of Griffith , (34 15' S , 146 2' E), 8 Jan 1979
M.11200 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, New South Wales, Lake Wyangan, N of Griffith , (34 15' S , 146 2' E), 8 Jan 1979
M.11201 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, New South Wales, Lake Wyangan, N of Griffith , (34 15' S , 146 2' E), 8 Jan 1979
M.11202 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, New South Wales, Lake Wyangan, N of Griffith , (34 15' S , 146 2' E), 8 Jan 1979
M.11203 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, New South Wales, Lake Wyangan, N of Griffith , (34 15' S , 146 2' E), 8 Jan 1979
M.11484 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, New South Wales, Murrumbidgee Irrigation area , (34 26' S , 146 18' E), Dec 1980
M.11508 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, Northern Territory, Groote Eylandt , (13 58' S , 136 35' E), 25 Nov 1980
M.16211 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, New South Wales, Agricultural Research Station, Cowra , (33 50' S , 148 41' E), 12 Nov 1980
M.11719 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, Northern Territory, Groote Eylandt , (13 58' S , 136 35' E), Mar 1980
M.18261 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, New South Wales, Singleton , (32 34' S , 151 10' E), 1937
M.11802 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, New South Wales, S of Bermagui , (36 29' S , 150 3' E), 4 Dec 1980

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

M.1216 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, Western Australia, BROOME , (17 58' S , 122 14' E),
M.35734 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, New South Wales, Clarence Town. , (32 35' 24" S , 151 47' 6" E), 8 Dec 1996
M.16044 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, Queensland, Atherton N QLD , (17 16' S , 145 28' E), 11 Oct 1985
M.32441 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, New South Wales, West Dubbo: Yulong St , (32 15' S , 148 35' E),

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

M.1688 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, New South Wales, Gosford , (33 26' S , 151 21' E),
M.18255 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, New South Wales, Singleton , (32 34' S , 151 10' E), 1937
M.18256 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, New South Wales, Singleton , (32 34' S , 151 10' E), 1937
M.18257 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, New South Wales, Singleton , (32 34' S , 151 10' E), 1937
M.18258 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, New South Wales, Singleton , (32 34' S , 151 10' E), 1937
M.18259 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, New South Wales, Singleton , (32 34' S , 151 10' E), 1937
M.18260 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, New South Wales, Singleton , (32 34' S , 151 10' E), 1937
M.11636 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, New South Wales, Cobar , (31 30' S , 145 50' E), 23 Oct 1978

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

M.9003 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, New South Wales, Dingadee Station, 1.5 miles NE of Dungog , (32 22' S , 151 48' E), 22 Mar 1969

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

M.8125 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, Queensland, 2 MLS N W COEN , (13 55' S , 143 11' E), 26 Jun 1960

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

M.8167 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, New South Wales, Haberfield, Sydney , (33 53' S , 151 8' E), 24 Jan 1961

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

M.8556 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, Queensland, LAWN HILL CK FORD 1 ML N LAWN HILL STN , (18 34' S , 138 34' E), 4 Oct 1963

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

M.8557 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, Queensland, LAWN HILL CK FORD 1 ML N LAWN HILL STN , (18 34' S , 138 34' E), 4 Oct 1963

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

M.8558 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, Queensland, LAWN HILL CK FORD 1 ML N LAWN HILL STN , (18 34' S , 138 34' E), 4 Oct 1963

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

M.8559 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, Queensland, LAWN HILL CK FORD 1 ML N LAWN HILL STN , (18 34' S , 138 34' E), 5 Oct 1963

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

M.8560 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, Queensland, THE GORGE 3 ML SW ADELS GROVE VIA LAWN HILL , (18 43' S , 138 30' E), 7 Oct 1963

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

M.8561 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, Queensland, SPRING CK 12 ML NNE MT ISA , (20 35' S , 139 32' E), 18 Oct 1963

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

M.8562 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, Queensland, SPRING CK 12 ML NNE MT ISA , (20 35' S , 139 32' E), 18 Oct 1963

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

M.8563 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, Queensland, SPRING CK 12 ML NNE MT ISA , (20 35' S , 139 32' E), 18 Oct 1963

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

M.8108 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, Queensland, Cape York Peninsula, Coen, Lankelly Creek , (13 54' 45" S , 143 14' 34" E), 25 Jun 1960

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

M.9002 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, New South Wales, Dingadee Station, 1.5 miles NE of Dungog , (32 22' S , 151 48' E), 22 Mar 1969

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

M.8107 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, Queensland, Cape York Peninsula, Coen, Lankelly Creek , (13 54' 45" S , 143 14' 34" E), 25 Jun 1960

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

M.9004 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, New South Wales, Dingadee Station, 1.5 miles NE of Dungog , (32 22' S , 151 48' E), 22 Mar 1969

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

M.9005 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, New South Wales, Dingadee Station, 1.5 miles NE of Dungog , (32 22' S , 151 48' E), 22 Mar 1969

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

M.9006 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, New South Wales, Dingadee Station, 1.5 miles NE of Dungog , (32 22' S , 151 48' E), 22 Mar 1969

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

M.9384 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, New South Wales, Dingadee Station, 1.5 miles NE of Dungog , (32 22' S , 151 48' E), 22 Mar 1969

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

M.9385 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, New South Wales, Dingadee Station, 1.5 miles NE of Dungog , (32 22' S , 151 48' E), 22 Mar 1969

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

M.9386 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, New South Wales, Dingadee Station, 1.5 miles NE of Dungog , (32 22' S , 151 48' E), 22 Mar 1969

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

M.9387 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, New South Wales, Dingadee Station, 1.5 miles NE of Dungog , (32 22' S , 151 48' E), 22 Mar 1969
PA.132 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, Queensland, CAPE YORK , (10 41' 20" S , 142 31' 55" E),

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

S.1724 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, Queensland, Byfield, near Yeppoon , (22 53' 17" S , 150 38' 20" E), Jul 1924

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

M.3670 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, Queensland, BYFIELD 25 MLS N OF YEPPOON NR ROCKHAMPTON , (22 51' S , 150 39' E),

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

M.10332 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, Northern Territory, 74 KM NE PINE CK ON ROAD TO GIMBAT , (13 30' S , 132 22' E), 13 Jul 1976

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

M.9001 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, New South Wales, Dingadee Station, 1.5 miles NE of Dungog , (32 22' S , 151 48' E), 22 Mar 1969
M.37241 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, Northern Territory, Birrindudu Station , (18 24' S , 129 26' E), 2003
M.34259 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 ,
M.34261 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, New South Wales, Umina , (33 30' S , 151 17' E), 8 Dec 1994
M.34262 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, New South Wales, Summerland Point , (33 7' S , 151 34' E), 8 Apr 1995
M.34263 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 ,
M.34264 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, New South Wales, Lake Haven , (33 14' S , 151 30' E),
M.35733 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, New South Wales, Woy Woy, Central Coast. , (33 29' 16" S , 151 19' 41" E), 3 Mar 1995
M.36135 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, New South Wales, Kyogle. , (28 37' 30" S , 153 43" E), 31 Mar 1998

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

M.8109 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, Queensland, 2 MLS NW COEN , (13 55' S , 143 11' E), 26 Jun 1960

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

M.3671 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, Queensland, BYFIELD 25 MLS N OF YEPPOON NR ROCKHAMPTON , (22 51' S , 150 39' E),

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

M.3771 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, Queensland, CAIRNS , (16 55' S , 145 46' E), 15 May 1926

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

M.3801 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, Queensland, Chillagoe, Cairns District , (17 9' S , 144 31' E),

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

M.3854 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, New South Wales, Wellington , (32 33' S , 148 57' E),

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

M.6623 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, Northern Territory, Melville Bay and Cape Arnhem Area , (12 7' 5" S , 136 39' 11" E),

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

M.6822 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, New South Wales, Inverell , (29 46' S , 151 7' E),

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

M.6850 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, New South Wales, Griffith , (34 17' S , 146 2' E),

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

M.6852 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, New South Wales, Sydney , (33 53' S , 151 13' E),

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

M.6856 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, New South Wales, The Domain, Sydney , (33 53' S , 151 13' E),
M.7473 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, New South Wales, Glen Davis, Capertee Valley , (33 8' S , 150 17' E),

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

M.7640 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, New South Wales, Nowra, 2 miles offshore , (34 53' S , 150 49' E),

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

M.7643 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, New South Wales, Victoria Barracks, Paddington, Sydney , (33 53' S , 151 14' E),

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

S.1974 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, New South Wales, Hazelbrook, Blue Mountains , (33 44' S , 150 27' E),

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

M.10331 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, Northern Territory, 74 KM NE PINE CK ON ROAD TO GIMBAT , (13 30' S , 132 22' E), 13 Jul 1976

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

M.3672 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, Queensland, BYFIELD 25 MLS N OF YEPPOON NR ROCKHAMPTON , (22 51' S , 150 39' E), 23 Oct 1924
M.39405 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, New South Wales, Lake Wyangan, N of Griffith , (34 15' S , 146 2' E), 8 Jan 1979
M.38941 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, New South Wales, Teven (?) , (28 48' S , 153 30' E), 27 Apr 2006
M.41071 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, Northern Territory, Birrindudu Station , (18 23' 24" S , 129 25' 44" E), 2003
M.41072 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, Northern Territory, Birrindudu Station , (18 23' 24" S , 129 25' 44" E), 2003
M.41073 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, Northern Territory, Birrindudu Station , (18 23' 24" S , 129 25' 44" E), 2003
M.31806.001 - Tissue sample - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, New South Wales, Woy Woy , (33 29' S , 151 20' E), 13 Mar 1995
M.32015.001 - Tissue sample - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, New South Wales, Umina, Central Coast , (33 31' S , 151 19' E),

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

M.10197 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, New South Wales, Ivanhoe , (32 54' S , 144 18' E), 11 Feb 1976

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

M.10196 - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, New South Wales, Ivanhoe , (32 54' S , 144 18' E), 13 Feb 1976
M.32441.004 - Genetic subsample - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, New South Wales, West Dubbo: Yulong St , (32 15' S , 148 35' E),
M.32441.005 - Genetic subsample - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, New South Wales, West Dubbo: Yulong St , (32 15' S , 148 35' E),
M.35291.001 - Mount Preparation - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - No further data ,
M.32160.001 - Skull Preparation - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, New South Wales, Penrith, Castlereagh Rd , (33 45' S , 150 42' E), 1995
M.32160.002 - Skeleton Preparation - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, New South Wales, Penrith, Castlereagh Rd , (33 45' S , 150 42' E), 1995
M.18397.001 - Wet Preparation - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, New South Wales, Singleton , (32 34' S , 151 10' E), 1937
M.32440.004 - Genetic subsample - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, New South Wales, Werrington Downs, Penrith area , (33 45' S , 150 42' E),
M.37535.001 - Tissue sample - Pteropus scapulatus Peters, 1862 - Australia, New South Wales, PACIFIC HIGHWAY, BALLINA , (28 52' S , 153 34' E), 17 Feb 2004