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Noun1.Desmodontidae - true vampire bats
mammal family - a family of mammals
Microchiroptera, suborder Microchiroptera - most of the bats in the world; all bats except fruit bats insectivorous bats
true vampire bat, vampire bat - any of various tropical American bats of the family Desmodontidae that bite mammals and birds to feed on their blood
Desmodus, genus Desmodus - type genus of the Desmodontidae: vampire bats
Diphylla, genus Diphylla - vampire bats
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Notably Robin 1881 & Okon noted that the mucosal folds of bat stomach had three types; first type, has longitudinal and parallel folds as in insectivorous bats; second type, has similar folds but with numerous anastomoses in Desmodontidae, and third type has sponge-like folds in the frugivores.
The false vampires are neither blood sucking nor the members of family Desmodontidae which are confined to South America (Roberts 1997).
Average percentages and range for the five main regions of the brain of 47 megachiropteran and 225 microchiropteran species including the Desmodontidae. Data on Desmodus and Diphylla have been calculated and shown separately.