false vampire


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false vampire

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(Animals) any large insectivorous bat of the family Megadermatidae, of Africa, S and SE Asia, and Australia. They eat insects and small vertebrates but do not feed on blood
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Noun1.false vampire - any New or Old World carnivorous bat erroneously thought to suck blood but in fact feeding on insectsfalse vampire - any New or Old World carnivorous bat erroneously thought to suck blood but in fact feeding on insects
leafnose bat, leaf-nosed bat - bat having a leaflike flap at the end of the nose; especially of the families Phyllostomatidae and Rhinolophidae and Hipposideridae
big-eared bat, Megaderma lyra - large carnivorous Old World bat with very large ears
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Body contacts among the social groups in the False Vampire bat, Megaderma lyra, suggests individualized relationships.
The false vampire bat (Vampyrum spectrum, Phyllostomidae) was recorded for the first time in Oaxaca by Alfaro et al.
The false vampire bat, or Megaderma lyra, uses distinctive social calls that sound like songs when recorded and played back at a slower speed, to attract female mates while the sac-winged bat, Saccopteryx bilineata, uses songs to mark out its territory.