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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2011
10.7882/FS.2011.020
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-4-3
... Determining the population dynamics of the vulnerable Grey-headed Flying-fox, Pteropus poliocephalus requires accurate methods of estimating the age of wild animals. Traditionally, wild juvenile P. poliocephalus have been aged by comparing their forearm measurements to those of known-aged...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2011
10.7882/FS.2011.039
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-4-3
... Orchardists have used electrified grids, which kill or injure flying-foxes, to “protect” fruit crops. In recent years legal challenges to this practice have been mounted on conservation and animal cruelty grounds. A 2001 Federal Court judgement prohibited use of one 6.4km grid because...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2011
10.7882/FS.2011.040
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-4-3
... The Grey-headed Flying-fox, Pteropus poliocephalus , is listed as a threatened species in NSW, Victoria and nationally. The Grey-headed Flying-fox is a key species in maintaining forest ecosystems through the pollination of native trees and the dispersal of rainforest seeds. This threatened...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 22 (2): 5–6.
Published: 17 March 2014
...-fox, Pteropus poliocephalus (Megochiroptera). Hons. thesis, University of New England, Armidale, New South Wales. Ratcliffe, F. N. (1931). The Flying Fox (Pteropus) in Australia. CSIRO Bulletin number 53. and in the arid zone where it follows the erratic flowering of the river gums (e.g. E u c...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2011
10.7882/FS.2011.013
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-4-3
...-headed Flying-fox ( Pteropus poliocephalus ) and evaluate the usefulness of the method for ageing pups. Tooth eruption and replacement were assessed visually and at least four stages of growth were described for each permanent tooth for 20 known-age, mother-reared pups that were monitored weekly from...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2011
10.7882/FS.2011.015
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-4-3
... Flying-fox species worldwide are under threat of extinction. Artificial insemination (AI) has the potential to play a primary role in the conservation of endangered flying-foxes, through the genetic and reproductive management of captive colonies. Semen from surviving wild populations, or from...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2011
10.7882/FS.2011.016
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-4-3
... The Spectacled Flying-fox is listed as vulnerable within its range in Australia despite being recognised as an agricultural pest and there being significant gaps in our knowledge of its ecology. Stakeholders, such as management agencies and fruit farmers, have many questions that we...