Rousettus
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Rousettus

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

10 species, see text

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

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

References


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