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1 July 2014 HEALTH ASSESSMENT OF THE CHRISTMAS ISLAND FLYING FOX (PTEROPUS MELANOTUS NATALIS)
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During July–August 2010, 28 Christmas Island flying foxes (Pteropus melanotus natalis) were captured and anesthetized for examination, sample collection, and release to determine the potential role of disease in recent population declines. Measurements and samples were taken for morphologic, hematologic, biochemical, and parasitologic analysis. These are the first blood reference ranges reported for this species. These data are being used to inform investigations into conservation status and population management strategies for the Christmas Island flying fox.

Wildlife Disease Association 2014
Jane Hall, Karrie Rose, Craig Smith, Carol De Jong, David Phalen, Jill Austen, and Hume Field "HEALTH ASSESSMENT OF THE CHRISTMAS ISLAND FLYING FOX (PTEROPUS MELANOTUS NATALIS)," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 50(3), 447-458, (1 July 2014). https://doi.org/10.7589/2013-09-245
Received: 17 September 2013; Accepted: 1 February 2014; Published: 1 July 2014
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