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Noun1.megabat - large Old World bat of warm and tropical regions that feeds on fruitmegabat - large Old World bat of warm and tropical regions that feeds on fruit
bat, chiropteran - nocturnal mouselike mammal with forelimbs modified to form membranous wings and anatomical adaptations for echolocation by which they navigate
flying fox - large bat with a head that resembles the head of a fox
Pteropus capestratus - a variety of fruit bat
Pteropus hypomelanus - a variety of fruit bat
harpy bat, tube-nosed bat, tube-nosed fruit bat, harpy - any of various fruit bats of the genus Nyctimene distinguished by nostrils drawn out into diverging tubes
Cynopterus sphinx - a variety of fruit eating bat
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As a result, the megabats, young ones in particular, have been dropping from the skies.
It takes the reader on the rounds of Australia, including major cities, the islands, describes food, flight and foraging using their stereo noses, and habitats, and discusses megabats and microbats.
aegyptiacus is the only bat species that belong to the megabats in Iran [11].
Megabats are found only in the tropics and are collectively known as flying foxes, for their foxlike faces.