Rousettus

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  • Info Rousettus is a genus of Old World fruit bats or megabats. more...
  • It was only described in 2003, the most recently described of the genus, Rousettus.
  • Due to its extensive geographic range, and relatively large wild population, Rousettus aegyptiacus does not hold any specific conservation status.
  • Like other fruit bats, Rousettus amplexicaudatus have sensitive hearing and sense of smell and good eyesight which help them to manoeuvre well during flight, specifically at night.
  • Before the arrival of Europeans, the only mammals in the island were six endemic bat species, including Rousettus, a large fruit bat that was eaten by locals.
  • Recently the first experimental infection study of Rousettus aegyptiacus with MARV provided further insight into the possible involvement of these bats in MARV ecology.
  • Leschenault's Rousette (Rousettus leschenaultii) is a species of fruit bat found in South and Southeast Asia.
  • The Egyptian fruit bat or Egyptian rousette (Rousettus aegyptiacus) is a species of Old World fruit bat.
  • Soon after Pettigrew's study, work on another genus of megabat (Rousettus) disputed the existence of an advanced pattern of connections between the retina and the superior colliculus.
  • The type of bat reported is the fulvous fruit bat (Rousettus leschenaultii) - a species which roosts in large caves, old buildings, dungeons and dark areas of old forts.
  • One isolate was made in France in 1999 when a fruit bat (Rousettus egypticus), which had been displaying signs of aggression, died.
  • Egyptian fruit bats, along with other species in the genus Rousettus, are the only megachiropterid bats to use echolocation, which they accomplish by emitting a series of sharp clicks with their tongues.
  • The Long-haired rousette (Rousettus lanosus) is a species of megabat in the Pteropodidae family.
  • The bare-backed rousette (Rousettus spinalatus) is a species of megabat.
  • Endemic species include 21 species of birds, 9 species of reptiles, and two species of fruit bats (Pteropus livingstonii and Rousettus obliviosus).
  • In 2009, the successful isolation of infectious MARV was reported from caught healthy Egyptian rousettes (Rousettus aegyptiacus).
  • In 2009, the successful isolation of infectious RAVV was reported from caught healthy Egyptian rousettes (Rousettus aegyptiacus).
  • The Sulawesi Rousette (Rousettus celebensis) is a species of megabat in the Pteropodidae family.
  • The Comoro Rousette (Rousettus obliviosus) is a species of megabat in the Pteropodidae family.
  • The second proposes that laryngeal echolocation had a single origin in Chiroptera, was subsequently lost in the family Pteropodidae (all megabats), and later evolved as a system of tongue-clicking in the genus Rousettus.
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