Leschenault's rousette

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Leschenault's Rousette
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Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Pteropodidae
Genus: Rousettus
Species: R. leschenaultii
Binomial name
Rousettus leschenaultii
Desmarest, 1820
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Leschenault's Rousette range

Leschenault's Rousette (Rousettus leschenaultii) is a species of fruit bat found in South and Southeast Asia.

Distribution[edit]

The distribution range includes Pakistan, India, Nepal, Assam, Myanmar, Indochina, and Java (Lekagul and McNeely, 1977).

Description[edit]

Size according to Lekagul and McNeely (1977) as FA = 75 to 85, TL = 10 to 18, HB = 95 to 120, EL = 18 to 24, HF = 19 to 24 and WT = 45 to 106 g [clarification needed]

Biology and Ecology[edit]

According to a study by Lekagul and McNeely (1977), this bat is a cave dweller and lives in cooler climate but also roosts in wells, mines and artificial caves. Its diet consists of fruit juice and nectar, but it has also been found feeding on molluscs.

References[edit]

  • Lekagul, B., J. McNeely. 1977. Mammals of Thailand. Kurusapha Ladprao Press.

See also[edit]