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vampire bat

n.
1. Any of several bats of the subfamily Desmodontinae, found in subtropical and tropical regions of the Americas, that bite mammals and birds to feed on their blood and that often carry diseases such as rabies.
2. Any of various other bats, as those of the family Megadermatidae, erroneously believed to feed on blood.
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vampire bat

n
(Animals) any bat, esp Desmodus rotundus, of the family Desmodontidae of tropical regions of Central and South America, having sharp incisor and canine teeth and feeding on the blood of birds and mammals. Compare false vampire
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vam′pire bat`


n.
1. any small New World tropical bat of the family Desmodontidae, having specialized front teeth for cutting into the skin and drawing blood from resting animals.
2. any of several other bats, esp. those of the family Megadermatidae, erroneously believed to feed on blood.
[1780–90]
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Noun1.vampire bat - any of various tropical American bats of the family Desmodontidae that bite mammals and birds to feed on their bloodvampire bat - any of various tropical American bats of the family Desmodontidae that bite mammals and birds to feed on their blood
carnivorous bat, microbat - typically having large ears and feeding primarily on insects; worldwide in distribution
Desmodontidae, family Desmodontidae - true vampire bats
Desmodus rotundus - mouse-sized bat of tropical Central America and South America having sharp incisor and canine teeth; feeds on the blood of birds and mammals
Diphylla ecaudata, hairy-legged vampire bat - similar in size and habits to Desmodus rotundus; of tropical America including southern California and Texas
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Translations

vampire bat

nVampir m, → Blutsauger m
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vampire bat

n (Zool) → vampiro
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References in periodicals archive ?
CUADRO 1 Composicion de especies del ensamblaje de murcielagos por temporada climatica (lluviosa y seca) en la Amazonia brasilena TABLE 1 Composition of species in the assemblage of bats by climatic season (wet and dry) in the Brazilian Amazon Familia Subfamilia Especie Emballonuridae Rhynchonycteris naso (Wied-Neuwied 1820) Saccopteryx bilineata (Temminck 1838) Saccopteryx leptura (Schreber 1774) Phyllostomidae Carollinae Carollia benkeithi Solari y Baker 2006 Carollia brevicauda (Schinz 1821) Carollia perspicillata (Linnaeus 1758) Rhynophylla fischerae Carter 1966 Rhynophylla pumilio Peters 1865 Desmodontinae Desmodus rotundus (E.
ESPECIES Captura Rede Abrigo Emballonuridae Peropteryx macrotis (Wagner, 1843) 1 2 * Rhynchonycteris naso (Wied-Neuwied, 1820) 1 Phyllostomidae Desmodontinae Desmodus rotundus (E.Geoffroy, 1810) 3 1 * Glossophaginae Anoura geoffroyi Gray, 1838 1 1 * Glossophaga soricina (Pallas, 1766) 11 Phyllostominae Lonchorhina aurita Tomes, 1863 2 Lophostoma brasiliense Peters, 1866 2 Micronycteris sanborni Simmons, 1996 18 Gardnerycteris crenulatum (E.
Nueva Santa Italia Isabel Taxones (1370 m) (1450 m) N(AR) N(AR) Familia Phyllostomidae Subfamilia Desmodontinae Desmodus rotundus (E.
FAMILIA Subfamilia ESPECIE GRE FJ PRI Ab Ab% EMBALLONURIDAE Saccopteryx bilineata I 0 3 3 0.7 (Temminck, 1838) Peropteryx macrotis I 0 2 2 0.47 (Wagner, 1843) MORMOOPIDAE Pteronotus parnellii I 0 1 1 0.23 (Gray, 1843) Pteronotuspersonatus I 0 1 1 0.23 (Wagner, 1843) Pteronotus gymnonotus I 0 1 1 0.23 Natterer, 1843 PHYLLOSTOMIDAE Desmodontinae Desmodus rotundus H 6 31 37 8.67 (E.
Specimens captured (% of the total sample) Emballonuridae Peropteryx macrotis 1 (0.6) (Wagner, 1843) Phyllostomidae Desmodontinae Desmodus rotundus 25 (15.9) (Geoffroy, 1810) Micronycterinae Micronycteris aff.
The vampire bats belong to the order Chiroptera, family Phyllostomidae, subfamily Desmodontinae. The family Phyllostomidae is an endemic clade to the New World, widely distributed from the Southwest of the United States of America (Hall, 1981; Patten, 2004) to the North of Argentina (Barquez et.
Familia Subfamilia Especie Categoria Trofica Noctilionidae Noctilio P leporinus Linnaeus 1758 Phyllostomidae Phyllostominae Micronycteris IVL megalotis Gray 1842 Phyllostomus O discolor Wagner 1843 Glossophaginae Glossophaga N soricina Pallas 1766 Carollinae Carollia F perspicillata Linnaeus 1758 Stenodermatinae Artibeus F lituratus Olfers 1818 Dermanura F phaeotis Miller 1902 Dermanura F rosenbergi Thomas 1897 Platyrrhinus F helleri Peters 1866 Desmodontinae Desmodus H rotundus E.