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Rousettus aegyptiacus (Egyptian rousette)

Synonyms: Rousettus egyptiacus

Wikipedia Abstract

The Egyptian fruit bat or Egyptian rousette (Rousettus aegyptiacus) is a species of Old World fruit bat.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 2.18
EDGE Score: 1.16


Adult Weight [1]  125 grams
Birth Weight [1]  21 grams
Diet [2]  Frugivore, Nectarivore
Diet - Fruit [2]  60 %
Diet - Nectar [2]  40 %
Forages - Arboreal [2]  100 %
Female Maturity [1]  1 year
Male Maturity [1]  1 year
Gestation [1]  3 months 26 days
Litter Size [1]  1
Litters / Year [1]  2
Maximum Longevity [1]  23 years
Nocturnal [2]  Yes
Snout to Vent Length [3]  7 inches (17 cm)
Weaning [1]  4 months 2 days
Wing Span [4]  23 inches (.577 m)


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Bubo bubo (Eurasian Eagle-Owl)[5]
Falco biarmicus (Lanner Falcon)[5]


Parasitized by 
Archaeopsylla erinacei erinacei[7]
Eucampsipoda africana[8]
Thaumapsylla breviceps breviceps[7]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)


External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3Nathan P. Myhrvold, Elita Baldridge, Benjamin Chan, Dhileep Sivam, Daniel L. Freeman, and S. K. Morgan Ernest. 2015. An amniote life-history database to perform comparative analyses with birds, mammals, and reptiles. Ecology 96:3109
4Allometry of Bat Wings and Legs and Comparison with Bird Wings, Ulla M. Norberg, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. B 1981 292, 359-398
5Rousettus egyptiacus, Gary G. Kwiecinski and Thomas A. Griffiths, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 611, pp. 1-9 (1999)
6"Fig-eating by vertebrate frugivores: a global review", MIKE SHANAHAN, SAMSON SO, STEPHEN G. COMPTON and RICHARD CORLETT, Biol. Rev. (2001), 76, pp. 529–572
7International Flea Database
8Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License