hairy-legged vampire bat

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Noun1.hairy-legged vampire bat - similar in size and habits to Desmodus rotundus; of tropical America including southern California and Texas
true vampire bat, vampire bat - any of various tropical American bats of the family Desmodontidae that bite mammals and birds to feed on their blood
Diphylla, genus Diphylla - vampire bats
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This bat and the world's two other vampire bat species, the hairy-legged vampire bat and the white-winged vampire bat, are the only mammals that eat just blood.
Scientists at Federal University of Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil claim that a colony of hairy-legged vampire bats are the culprits, after tracing human DNA from 70 feces samples of these bats.
Es conocida como hairy-legged vampire bat--murcielago de patas velludas--, debido a la membrana femoral rudimentaria (ausente en la parte central con vestigios laterales) y con pelos largos en los miembros inferiores (Vizotto & Taddei 1973).