Fast Facts

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

Flute-nosed Bats, wrap their wings around their body like fruit bats but hold the wings away from their chest so that they act like an umbrella. It is thought that this would help them to stay dry in their misty, wet habitat.

Habitat

Flute-nosed Bats roost only in the misty, mountainous rainforests of northeastern Queensland.

Distribution



Feeding and diet

Flute-nosed Bats forage around the tops of flowering trees eating both insects and nectar from the flowers. Spiders also appear to be an important part of their diet.

Conservation status

Flute-nosed Bats are vulnerable to loss of feeding habitat by forestry operations, and clearing and land degradation from agriculture.