Order : Chiroptera
Family : Pteropodidae
Subfamily : Macroglossinae
Genus : Melonycteris
Facts about the genus Melonycteris, the fruit bats
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Fruit bats are sometimes known as flying foxes.
In Australia legal protection has just been withdrawn, and attempts to kill fruit bats are anticipated.
In fact, fruit bats are the primary means of seed dispersal for many tropical plant species.
In New South Wales the issue of permits to orchard owners for the culling of fruit bats is done without concern for their life cycle or population dynamics, or whether the population can withstand such losses.
Investigation and resolution of even perceived problems involving fruit bats is essential to their conservation.
Johnson's band, the Fruit Bats, is virtually the archetype for good indie-folk music, and "Mouthfuls" is easily the group's best effort.
The kind of forest preferred by fruit bats is usually primary forest, but that is also where the largest and most valuable trees are found and so it is the part of the forest most under pressure from loggers.
The undeniable reason for the decline in fruit bats is over-hunting for personal consumption and commercial exploitation by market hunters.
Which is to say the Fruit Bats are hard to pin down. (Full text)
Fruit Bats is on ABC TV on27/10/2004 at 10:15am. (Full text)
Fruit Bats Fruit Bats are Eric Johnson and Gillian Lisee. (Full text)
Behavior: Fruit bats are nocturnal, and hang from their feet during the day. (Full text)
Some of the larger Pteropus Fruit Bats are also known by the name Flying Fox or even confused with the Colugo the Flying Lemur (not a true lemur or a primate). (Full text)
Physiology Normal Values Fruit bats are able to maintain normal body temperatures of 37 degrees C. (Full text)
The best way to save these fruit bats is to replenish the stock of fruit trees in the area. (Full text)