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Ptenochirus jagori

(Greater Musky Fruit Bat)

Common Names

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Common Names in Catalan, Valencian:

Ratpenat frugívor de Jagor

Common Names in English:

Greater Musky Fruit Bat

Common Names in French:

Roussette à nez court


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Typically found at an altitude of 0 to 1,661 meters (0 to 5,449 feet).[1]

Ecology: This frugivorous tree and cave roosting species which occurs from sea level to at least 1,950 m is abundant in primary forest and common in secondary forest . P. jagori is occasionally present in agricultural areas near forest and has been found in degraded habitats on Cebu and Negros; elsewhere it has been recorded from urban areas, including the suburbs of Manila and the campus of the University of the Philippines (L. Heaney pers. comm. 2008).[2].

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Name Status: Accepted Name .

Last scrutiny: 08-Jun-2004

Similar Species

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Members of the genus Ptenochirus

ZipcodeZoo has pages for 2 species and subspecies in this genus:

P. jagori (Greater Musky Fruit Bat) · P. minor (Lesser Musky Fruit Bat)

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Data Sources

Accessed through GBIF Data Portal February 29, 2008:



  1. Mean = -238.210 meters (-781.529 feet), Standard Deviation = 991.710 based on 153 observations. Altitude information for each observation from British Oceanographic Data Centre. [back]
  2. Ong, P., Rosell-Ambal, G. & Tabaranza, B., Heaney, L., Pedregosa, M., Paguntalan, L.M.,Cariño, A.B., Ramayla, S., Duya, P., Warguez, D., Alcala, E., Garcia, H., Pamaong, R., Gonzalez, J.C. & Lorica, R.P. 2008. Ptenochirus jagori. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. <>. Downloaded on 04 February 2012. [back]
Last Revised: 2014-11-20