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Rodrigues flying fox, Rodrigues fruit bat (Pteropus rodricensis)
Subject: Rodrigues flying fox, Rodrigues fruit bat (Pteropus rodricensis)
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Rodrigues flying fox, Rodrigues fruit bat (Pteropus rodricensis)

Deutsch: Rodrigues-Flughund (Pteropus rodricensis) im Flug; Masoala-Halle, Zoo Zürich
Date December 2013
Author Leyo

The Rodrigues flying fox or Rodrigues fruit bat (Pteropus rodricensis) is a species of bat in the family Pteropodidae, the flying foxes or fruit bats. It is endemic to Rodrigues, an island in the Indian Ocean belonging to Mauritius. Its natural habitat is tropical lowland forests. The bats are sociable, roost in large groups during the day and feed at night, squeezing the juice and flesh out of fruits.

Scientific Name: Pteropus rodricensis Dobson, 1878
Common Names: Rodrigues Flying Fox, Rodrigues Island Flying Fox, Rodrigues Flying Fox, Rodriguez Flying Fox, Rodrigues Fruit Bat; [Spanish] Zorro Volador De La Isla Rodrígues
Synonyms: Pteropus mascarinus Mason, 1907

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