Megaderma lyra


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Noun1.Megaderma lyra - large carnivorous Old World bat with very large earsMegaderma lyra - large carnivorous Old World bat with very large ears
false vampire, false vampire bat - any New or Old World carnivorous bat erroneously thought to suck blood but in fact feeding on insects
genus Megaderma, Megaderma - type genus of the Megadermatidae
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Body contacts among the social groups in the False Vampire bat, Megaderma lyra, suggests individualized relationships.
Examples include one megachiropteran (Indian false vampire bat, Megaderma lyra (Subbaraj and Balasingh 1996)), andthree microchiropterans (Jamaican fruit-eating bat, Artibeus jamaicensis, (Morrison 1978)); pond bat, Myotis dasycneme (Voute et al.
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.