Rousettus egyptiacus

Rousettus egyptiacus (E. Geoffroy, 1810)

Common Names

Egyptian Fruit Bat (English), Egyptian Rousette (English), خفاش الفاكهة المصرى (Arabic)

Languages: English


Status in Egypt

Native, resident.

Ecology and Distribution

Distribution in Egypt

Widespread (Nile Valley and Delta, North Coast, South Sinai).


  • Pteropus aegyptiacus E. Geoffroy, 1810 (synonym)
  • Rousettus egyptiacus (É. Geoffroy 1810) (synonym)


M., Basuony., F. Gilbert., & S. Zalat. (2010).  Mammals of Egypt: Atlas, Red Data Listing & Conservation, Ministry of State for Environmental Affairs, Cairo..