Madagascan rousette

Madagascan rousette

Order : Chiroptera
Family : Pteropodidae
Subfamily : Pteropodinae
Species : Rousettus madagascariensis


The Madagascan rousette, madagascar rousette is listed as Near Threatened (LR/nt), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Madagascan rousette habitats
Forest and Subtropical / Tropical Dry forest

Facts about the Madagascan rousette

Madagascan Rousette or Rousettus madagascariensis is listed on the IUCN Red list (1996) as Lower Risk/Near Threatened .

The diminutive cave-roosting Rousettus madagascariensis is from a genera of bats that are truly pan-tropical in their Old World distribution, with Rousettus species found as far west as Senegal and as far east as the Solomon Islands.

The Madagascar rousette bat (Rousettus madagascariensis) is the smallest and apparently the most common of the three.

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