Eidolon helvum is the most widely distributed African fruit bat. It occurs in most of the subsaharan African continent in forest and savannah zones, the southwestern Arabian penninsula, and Madagascar. A good portion of southern Africa south of Zambia, Malawi, and Mozambique is used for migration purposes.
Biogeographic Regions: ethiopian (Native )
- Smithers, Reay H.N., 1983. The Mammals of the Southern African Subregion. Pretoria: University of Pretoria Press.