A survey of the microchiropteran fauna of Kroombi Tops, central Queensland identified a total of twenty species. This Survey recorded nine additional species to previous surveys due to a greater survey effort, sampling in remote areas away from access roads and employing an additional survey technique, roost location. Three techniques were used: happing using harp trap and tripline methods: ultrasonic detection using hand-held, driving transect and remote sensing techniques; and roost location. No single survey technique recorded all 20 species of bats. A number of significant findings were made, including a southerly range extension of Semon's Leaf-nosed Bat Hippposideros semoni and a record of the Golden-tipped Bat Kerivoula papuensis in riparian vegetation in dry forest. A discussion on the value of employing a variety of techniques in a microchiropteran survey is presented.
Microchiropteran fauna of Kroombit Tops, central Queensland, including a discussion on survey techniques
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M. Schulz, M.C. de Oliveira; Microchiropteran fauna of Kroombit Tops, central Queensland, including a discussion on survey techniques. Australian Zoologist 1 December 1995; 30 (1): 71–77. doi: https://doi.org/10.7882/AZ.1995.011
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