Rousettus

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Rousettus
Rousettus egypticus.jpg
Egyptian rousette or Egyptian fruit bat, Rousettus aegypticus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Pteropodidae
Subfamily: Pteropodinae
Genus: Rousettus
Gray, 1821
Species

10 species, see article.

Rousettus is a genus of Old World fruit bats or megabats. They are sometimes referred to as dog-faced fruit bats, or flying foxes. The genus is a member of the suborder Megachiroptera. The genus consists of ten species[1] that range over most of Africa to southeast Asia, and the islands of the south Pacific. They are noteworthy for being the only megabats capable of echolocation.

Classification[edit]

The genus consists of three subgenera (Boneia, Rousettus, and Stenonycteris), sometimes considered as separate genera:

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