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fruit bat

n.
Any of various fruit-eating bats of the suborder Megachiroptera, inhabiting tropical and subtropical regions of Africa, Asia, and Australia.

fruit bat

n
(Animals) any large Old World bat of the suborder Megachiroptera, occurring in tropical and subtropical regions and feeding on fruit. Compare insectivorous bat

fruit′ bat`


n.
any fruit-eating tropical Old World bat of the family Pteropodidae.
[1875–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fruit bat - large Old World bat of warm and tropical regions that feeds on fruitfruit bat - 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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For one thing, Meliandou is not located near fruit bat roosting sites where the child might have come in contact with an infected animal or tainted fruit, and there is no evidence that the family ate fruit bats.
But there are no fruit bat colonies near Meliandou, the study said.
The first Ebola patient in this current outbreak is believed to have been a two-year-old boy in Gueckedou, Guinea, who may have contracted it from a fruit bat.
At least one species of fruit bat has a geographic range that spreads from Guinea to Sierra Leone.
There are in addition new habitats featuring animals from around the world, such as schools of cichlids from Lake Malawi in Africa, a Red Sea coral reef exhibit and a Jamaican fruit bat exhibit.
BAT LOVERS invited to join a special bat-watching event to celebrate European Bat Night this Friday will be lucky if they encounter Cyprus' only species of fruit bat.
Ulanovsky chose to study the Egyptian fruit bat, a very common bat species in Israel.
It can go south in the blink of an eye" - Actor Michael Shannon "Hardly has our young princeling arrived on a tour of the Caribbean then Nancy Dell'Olio shows up, hanging like a hungry fruit bat from the nearest palm tree" - Author Frederick Forsyth on Prince Harry's overseas trip "The ancient Greeks were permissive, even encouraging, of homosexual love, but they clearly understood the difference between that and marriage" - Dominica Roberts, of Bracknell, Berkshire, in a letter to The Independent.
Hardly has our young princeling arrived on a tour of the Caribbean than Nancy Dell'Olio shows up, hanging like a hungry fruit bat from the nearest palm tree" - Author Frederick Forsyth on Prince Harry's overseas trip.
What is fairly abundant is a fruit bat, the flying fox, and the locals have a very interesting way of capturing them.
Given the typically skewed sex ratio in captive fruit bat colonies, as well as limitation for space, it is unknown whether these group sizes will be as large or as socially structured in captivity as in the wild.
This nocturnal predator has the potential to drive all of the Marianas' terrestrial wildlife species to extinction, including all 14 species of endemic forest birds, one endemic freshwater bird (Mariana common moorhen), two endemic mammals (Mariana fruit bat and sheath-tailed bat), two native geckos (Micronesian gecko and rock gecko), and one endemic skink (tide-pool skink).