Parsons, J. G., Van Der Wal, J., Robson, S. K. A., Shilton, L. A. (2010) The implications of sympatry in the Spectacled and Grey Headed Flying-Fox, Pteropus conspicillatus and P. poliocephalus (Chiroptera: Pteropodidae). Acta Chiropterologica. 12, 301–3

Parsons, J. G., Van Der Wal, J., Robson, S. K. A., Shilton, L. A. (2010) The implications of sympatry in the Spectacled and Grey Headed Flying-Fox, Pteropus conspicillatus and P. poliocephalus (Chiroptera: Pteropodidae). Acta Chiropterologica. 12, 301–3

Aim: 
To investigate the climatic space of P. conspicillatus and P. poliocephalus from previously developed predictive models in light of evidence that the two previously allopatric species now co-oocur at Finch Hatton
Type of Study: 
Correlational
Key Results: 
The Finch Hatton location is climatically suitable to some degree for both P. conspicillatus and P. poliocephalus but the latter has a higher climatic suitability at this site. Historical records exist for P. poliocephalus close to this location but not for P. conspicillatus. The location of this mixed-species flying-fox camp is the most southerly distribution for P. conspicillatus, being 500 km further south than previous records.and its consequences
Treatments: 
NA
Response: 
This area of overlap creates potential opportunities for interbreeding between P. conspicillatus and P. poliocephalus (both EPBC listed). Therefore, monitoring of this region for the location of further mixed-species camps and the degree of panmixia at those locations is highly desirable.
Models: 
MaxEnt model
Comments: 
NA
Reviewer: 
Pia Lentini
Locations: 
Eastern Australia
Response variable : 
Likelihood of occupancy of flying-foxes
Replication: 
Not reported how many sites in Maxent model.
Ecosystem: 
Rainforest
Full Reference: 
Parsons, J. G., Van Der Wal, J., Robson, S. K. A., Shilton, L. A. (2010) The implications of sympatry in the Spectacled and Grey Headed Flying-Fox, Pteropus conspicillatus and P. poliocephalus (Chiroptera: Pteropodidae). Acta Chiropterologica. 12, 301–309.