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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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Flying foxes, which go with the scientific name Pteropus, belong to the megabat suborder Megachiroptera - the largest bats in the world.
While this work is priceless for data on brains of bats, and includes brain atlases of a megabat (Rousettus) and a microbat (Myotis), there have been no systematic studies on the vampire brain.
In 1986, for instance, studies of the megabat visual system turned up "about 30 very striking features which were thought to be unique to primates," says John D.