Binomial name: Rousettus leschenaultii, Anselme Gaëtan Desmarest, 1820
Leschenault's Rousette (Rousettus leschenaultii) is a species of fruit bat found in South and Southeast Asia.
The distribution range includes Pakistan, India, Nepal, Assam, Myanmar, Indochina, and Java (Lekagul and McNeely, 1977).
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
Biology and Ecology
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.
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- Rousettus leschenaultii
- Leschenault's rousette
- Leschenaultâs rousette
- Shortridge's rousette
- Rousettus shortridgei, Michael Rogers Oldfield Thomas & Robert Charles Wroughton (1909)
- Rousettus infuscata, Wilhelm Karl Hartwich Peters (1873)
- Rousettus fusca, John Edward Gray (1871)
- Rousettus fuliginosa, John Edward Gray (1871)
- Xantharpyia seminuda, John Edward Gray (1870)
- Eleutherura fusca, John Edward Gray (1870)
- Rousettus seminudus, Edward Frederick Kelaart (1850)
- Rousettus marginatus, John Edward Gray (1843)
- Rousettus affinis, John Edward Gray (1843)
- Rousettus pirivarus, Brian Houghton Hodgson (1841)
- Rousettus pyrivorus, Brian Houghton Hodgson (1835)
- Rousettus leschenaulti, Anselme Gaëtan Desmarest (1820)
- Pteropus leschenaultii, Anselme Gaëtan Desmarest (1820)
Least Concern (IUCN3.1)