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SPECIES Rousettus (Rousettus) leschenaultii

Author:Desmarest, 1820.
Citation:Mammalogie, in Encyclop. Méthod., 1: 110.
Common Name:Leschenault's Rousette
Type Locality:India, Pondicherry.
Distribution:Sri Lanka; Pakistan to Vietnam and S China; Peninsular Malaysia; Sumatra, Java, Bali, and Mentawai Isls (Indonesia).
Status:IUCN/SSC Action Plan (1992) – Not Threatened. IUCN 2003 – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Subgenus Rousettus. Includes seminudus; see Sinha (1970). See Peterson et al. (1995) for a discussion of shortridgei. Kock et al. (2000b) treated shortridgei as a distinct species without comment. Reviewed in part by Bates and Harrison (1997) and Kock et al. (2000b). This name is sometimes spelled leschenaulti (e.g., Koopman, 1993, 1994), but I prefer the original spelling.


SUBSPECIES leschenaultii

SUBSPECIES seminudus

SUBSPECIES shortridgei


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