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FEATHERTAIL GLIDER

FEATHERTAIL GLIDER

FEATHERTAIL GLIDER

(Acrobates pygmaeus)

The feathertail glider is the smallest gliding marsupial in the world, also having a unique feather-like tail. The scientific name for this species means pygmy acrobat.

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GLIDERS

All of Australia's gliders are found in Queensland. Photo ©Steve Parish Publishing All of Australia’s gliders are found in Queensland. Image © Steve…

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SPECTACLED FLYING FOX

(Pteropus conspicillatus)

Spectacled flying-fox female and young: these two flying-foxes are in the care of the Tolga Bat Hospital. Photo © Jennefer Mclean

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LITTLE RED FLYING FOX

(Pteropus scapulatus)

Little Red flying fox. Photo © Vivien Jones Little Red flying fox.
Image © Vivien Jones

 

Little red flying foxes are the…

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GREY-HEADED FLYING FOX

(Pteropus poliocephalus)

Grey-Headed flying foxes. Photo © Vivien Jones Grey-Headed flying foxes.
Image © Vivien Jones

 

The grey-headed flying fox was the first Australian…

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BLACK FLYING FOX

(Pteropus alecto)

 

Black flying foxes. Photo © Vivien Jones Black flying foxes. Image © Vivien Jones

The black flying fox was first described by Temminck…

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FLYING FOXES

Mainland Australia has four species of Pteropus flying fox, all of them found in Queensland: blackgrey-headed, little red and…

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BRUSH-TAILED ROCK WALLABY

(Petrogale penicillata)

John Edward Grey first described this wallaby and provided its scientific name in 1827 from a drawing by Lewin from what was then known as New Holland.

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BRIDLED NAILTAIL WALLABY

(Onychogalea fraenata)

Also called: Flashjack, Waistcoat wallaby, Pademelon (though it’s not really a Pademelon), Merrin (Indigenous)

Introduction

Bridled nailtail wallaby. Photo © Lee Curtis Bridled nailtail…

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