Order : Chiroptera
Family : Pteropodidae
Subfamily : Pteropodinae
Genus : Pteropus
Animals in the genus Pteropus
|Spectacled flying fox|
|Indian flying fox|
|Lyle's flying fox|
|Marianas flying fox|
|Gray-headed flying fox|
|Large flying fox|
Facts about the genus Pteropus, the flying foxes
Microsorum pteropus is a water fern which should be grown on a root or stone, attached with fishing line until it has gained a hold.
Flying foxes are a traditional delicacy with the resident Chamorro culture of the Marianas.
Identification of the larger flying-foxes is fairly simple.
Large flying foxes are in major decline throughout much of their distribution.
Microsorum pteropus is a water fern which should be grown on a root or stone.
My own subjective impression of them after years of close interactions, at least with the genus Pteropus (the largest flying foxes), is that they are keenly aware of quite subtle changes in their environment in a way comparable with, or even superior to, the prosimian primates I have known.
One of the men responsible declared that his actions were now legal, and "the only way to get rid of flying foxes is to kill enough so the stink of rotting carcasses drives the others away.
Pierson Australia's flying foxes are in serious trouble.
Subsequent research has shown that a virus isolated from flying-foxes is indistinguishable from the virus found in the affected horses, and it is now widely believed that flying-foxes (fruit bats) are a natural host of this virus.
The need for documentation Protection for flying foxes is urgently needed, but misconceptions about them have made it difficult to convince governments and even conservation planners to provide necessary management and conservation initiatives.
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The average head and body length of Pteropus is 170-406 mm. (Full text)
These results demonstrate that the functional relationship of V2 to area V1 in flying foxes is unlike that found in primates. (Full text)
Microsorium pteropus is a fern that grows to about 8 inches tall. (Full text)
pteropus is an adventitious plant . (Full text)
Flying foxes are some of the only bats that fall into this group. (Full text)
The gestation period of flying foxes is 4 - 5 months (Bonaccorso 1998). (Full text)
This answer is (useful ¤ somewhat useful ¤ incorrect ¤ offensive/spam)» Add new answer» Add new question» Email me when a new answer is posted (0 ratings) submitted by Kath Watson (A+, 99%, 28 ratings), Feb 11, 04 Flying foxes are also known as fruit bats - they tend to eat fruit and nectar/flowers, and their long, foxy-looking faces are more suited to biting and chewing than insect-eaters. (Full text)
Microsorum pteropus is a water fern and is found attached to roots and rocks in Nature. (Full text)
Flying foxes are also called fruit bats because of all the fruit they eat. (Full text)
Flower use The use of flower resources by flying foxes is not represented in the estimation of preference values. (Full text)
Microsorium pteropus is a true fern, which means that it does not produce flowers or seeds. (Full text)
Chamorro ingestion of biomagnified cycad toxins through consumption of flying foxes is consistent with epidemiological studies that indicate the only variable significantly associated with an increased risk of ALS-PDC in Guam is a preference for traditional Chamorro food. (Full text)
Microsorum pteropus is a water fern which should be grown on a root or stone, attached with fishing line until it has gained a hold. (Full text)