Fast Facts

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

Very little is known about Eastern False Pipistrelles or Falsistrelles. They are under threat from intensive forestry in their habitat.

Habitat

Eastern Falsistrelle roost in hollows in old trees in higher rainfall forests. However they occasionally roost in disused buildings.

Distribution



Feeding and diet

Eastern Falsistrelles feed on insects, including moths, beetles and ants.

Conservation status

Eastern Falsistrelles are vulnerable to loss of roost sites in tree hollows and loss of feeding grounds by forestry activities, clearing for agriculture and housing.