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Rousettus amplexicaudatus (Geoffroy's rousette)

Wikipedia Abstract

Geoffroy's rousette, (Rousettus amplexicaudatus), is a species of megabat or Old World fruit bats. It is one of 10 species in the genus Rousettus.
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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]  67.5 grams
Birth Weight [2]  12 grams
Diet [3]  Frugivore, Nectarivore
Diet - Fruit [3]  60 %
Diet - Nectar [3]  40 %
Forages - Arboreal [3]  100 %
Female Maturity [2]  8 months 19 days
Gestation [2]  3 months 11 days
Litter Size [2]  1
Litters / Year [2]  2
Maximum Longevity [2]  8 years
Nocturnal [3]  Yes
Snout to Vent Length [2]  4.331 inches (11 cm)
Wing Span [1]  19 inches (.49 m)


Protected Areas

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
East Melanesian Islands Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu No
Indo-Burma Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Viet Nam No
Philippines Philippines No
Sundaland Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand No
Wallacea East Timor, Indonesia No

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap

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Parasitized by 
Thaumapsylla breviceps orientalis[5]
Thaumapsylla longiforceps[5]

Range Map


Australia; Southern Asia;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Habitat structure, wing morphology, and the vertical stratification of Malaysian fruit bats (Megachiroptera: Pteropodidae), Robert Hodgkison, Sharon T. Balding, Akbar Zubaid and Thomas H. Kunz, Journal of Tropical Ecology (2004) 20:667–673
2Nathan 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
3Hamish 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
4"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
5International Flea Database
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
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