To construct a life table for the spectacled flying-fox and provide age estimates based on tooth cementum rings
Type of Study:
As a result of high mortality, longevity was much shorter than expected from a theoretical basis. Life-table analyses suggest that the population experienced a 16% decrease during the 2 years of study
This study suggests that spectacled flying fox populations are sensitive to increased mortality and that reducing mortality rates should be the primary goal in conservation planning for P. conspicillatus.
The individuals sampled had recently died from paralysis tick.
Atherton Tablelands, Queensland.
Response variable :
Distribution of ages of individuals, survival and fecundity
Fox, S., Luly, J., Mitchell, C., MacLean, J., Westcott, D. A. (2008) Demographic indications of decline in the spectacled flying fox (Pteropus conspicillatus) on the Atherton Tablelands of northern Queensland. Wildl. Res. 35, 417–424.