Fast Facts

  • Classification
    Species
    adamsi
    Genus
    Pipistrellus
    Family
    Vespertilionidae
    Order
    Chiroptera
    Subclass
    Eutheria
    Subphylum
    Vertebrata
    Phylum
    Chordata
    Kingdom
    Animalia

Introduction

Cape York Pipistrelles are very small bats, common along the creek and river systems of Cape York. They are less common in the Top End where they are found mostly near the coast.

Habitat

Cape York Pipistrelles probably roost in trees.

Distribution

Economic impacts

Cape York Pipistrelles are vulnerable to loss of roost sites in tree hollows and loss of feeding grounds by forestry activities, clearing for agriculture.