false vampire bat


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Related to false vampire bat: Megaderma lyra, Spectral Bat
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Noun1.false vampire bat - any New or Old World carnivorous bat erroneously thought to suck blood but in fact feeding on insectsfalse vampire bat - 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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These include two primates (Himalayan rhesus monkey, hanuman grey langur); eight (8) Chiropetra (Indian false vampire bat, fulvous fruit bat, Himalayan pipistrelle, lesser horseshoe bat, common bent-wing bat, dark whiskered bat, Pallas's tube-nosed bat, Torresian tube-nosed bat or northern tube-nosed bat, Gilgit tube-nosed bat, and horseshoe bat); seven (7) carnivores (golden jackal, common leopard, Asiatic black bear, jungle cat, stoat or ermine, Himalayan palm civit and yellow-throated martin); and 12 rodents (Himalayan field mouse, house mouse, roof rat or house rat, Eurasian pygmy shrew, Turkestan rat, Indian mole rat, short-tailed mole rat, small Kashmir flying squirrel, Royle's high mountain vole; and one artiodactyle (barking deer) species.
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.