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Life Science Identifier (LSID):

urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:94d60da8-13ef-4e6a-9f59-46fbd9caf562

LSIDs are persistent, location-independent,resource identifiers for uniquely naming biologically significant resources including species names, concepts, occurrences, genes or proteins, or data objects that encode information about them. To put it simply, LSIDs are a way to identify and locate pieces of biological information on the web.

Data Links

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WMS

To use WMS services, copy and paste the following GetCapabilities URL into your OGC client (e.g. uDIG, ESRI ArcGIS)
http://biocache.ala.org.au/ws/ogc/ows?q=species:Vespadelus vulturnus
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Species presence
 Recorded In Australia
 Terrestrial Habitats
Conservation status
IUCNLeast Concern

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Online resources

Australian Museum Factsheets
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NatureShare
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Species Lists

Museums Field Guide apps species profiles – vertebrates
Brief description: A tiny brown bat with white projections on its ears.
Description : Body fur brown to grey-brown, paler underneath. Ears with white projections (tragus). Raised forehead. Wingspan up to 15 cm, body up to 5 cm.
Biology : Little Forest Bats hunt flying insects. They become inactive in winter (torpor) to save energy. They are the smallest species of bat in Australia and could fit inside a matchbox.
Habitat: Forest and woodland areas.
Native status: Native to Australia
Diet: Insects
Dangerous: Normally harmless, but it is best to avoid handling any bat because they may carry the potentially fatal Australian Bat Lissavirus (ABLV), which is transmitted through scratches or bites.
Colours: brown
Distribution: South-eastern mainland Australia and Tasmania.
Habitat types: Terrestrial
Commercial species: False
Author credit: Museum Victoria Sciences Staff / Museum Victoria
Queensland : Conservation Status
taxonId: 929
Kingdom: animals
Class: mammals
Family: Vespertilionidae
scientificNameAuthorship: Thomas,1914
status: Least concern wildlife
sourceStatus: Least concern wildlife
QLD_NCA_status: C
QLD_NCA_status_description: Least concern wildlife
Endemicity: QA
Endemicity_description: Australian endemic

Names and sources

Accepted name Source
Vespadelus vulturnus

Synonyms

Synonyms Source
Vespertilio pygmaeus Becker, 1858 Becker, 1858 Becker, 1858
Published in: Becker, L. in Anon. 1858. A small Australian bat. The Argus [Melbourne], No. 3785, July 29th, 1858 p. 5 col. 5.
Eptesicus pumilus vulturnus Thomas, 1914 Thomas, 1914 Thomas, 1914
Published in: Thomas, O. 1914. New Asiatic and Australasian bats and a new bandicoot. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. Ser. 8 Vol. 13 pp. 439-444
Pipistrellus vulturnus (Thomas, 1914) (Thomas, 1914) (Thomas, 1914)

Common Names

Common name Source
Little Forest Bat
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Working classification

kingdom
ANIMALIA
phylum
CHORDATA
subphylum
VERTEBRATA
suprageneric
GNATHOSTOMATA
class
MAMMALIA
subclass
EUTHERIA
order
CHIROPTERA
suborder
MICROCHIROPTERA
family
VESPERTILIONIDAE
subfamily
VESPERTILIONINAE
genus
Vespadelus
species
Vespadelus vulturnus  Recorded in Australia

Occurrence records

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