Tomb bat


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(Zool.) any one of species of Old World bats of the genus Taphozous which inhabit tombs, especially the Egyptian species (Taphozous perforatus).

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Ali Mohamed Zaki in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia which he traced to an Egyptian tomb bat.
Zaki was able to trace the virus to an Egyptian tomb bat, which was found in a building in close proximity to the index-patient's house and isolated and identified a previously unknown coronavirus from the lungs of a 60-year-old mate patient with acute pneumonia and acute renal failure," Rodriguez's resolution reads.
The feces from an Egyptian tomb bat, Taphozous perforatus, contained a virus that perfectly matched the MERS virus that killed the first patient, the researchers report in the November Emerging Infectious Diseases.
The viral DNA was found in a fecal swab taken from a Taphozous perforatus bat, also known as an Egyptian tomb bat, said Ian Lipkin, head of Columbia University's Center for Infection and Immunity.
the tomb BAT, Taphozus perforatus [no relation to the wombbat]
An extralimital record of the Egyptian tomb bat Taphozous perforates from Pakistan.
Eighty-two Egyptian tomb bats (Taphozous perforatus) tested negative for CoV We also sampled 31 desert pipistrelle bats (Pipistrellus deserti) and detected an HKU9-like betacoronavirus (b-CoV) in the liver of 1 bat (prevalence 3.