Megaderma


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Related to Megaderma: Megaderma lyra, Spectral Bat
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Noun1.Megaderma - type genus of the MegadermatidaeMegaderma - type genus of the Megadermatidae  
mammal genus - a genus of mammals
family Megadermatidae, Megadermatidae - Old World false vampire bats
big-eared bat, Megaderma lyra - large carnivorous Old World bat with very large ears
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bats, and phylogroups IV and V were detected in Megaderma spp.
Body contacts among the social groups in the False Vampire bat, Megaderma lyra, suggests individualized relationships.
The bats covered 6 species: Miniopterus fuliginosus (n = 640), Hipposideros armiger (n = 8), Rhinolophusferrumequinum (n = 176), Myotis chinensis (n = 11), Megaderma lyra (n = 6), and Hipposideros fulvus (n = 12).
The false vampire bat, or Megaderma lyra, uses distinctive social calls that sound like songs when recorded and played back at a slower speed, to attract female mates while the sac-winged bat, Saccopteryx bilineata, uses songs to mark out its territory.