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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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.
Samples of bats captured in Bangladesh and subjected to lyssavirus diagnosis, isolation, and antibody detection * Brains Sera DFAT DFAT Species and MIT only 1:20 ([dagger]) 1:50 Pteropus giganteus 37 97 123 4 Cynopterus sphinx 6 5 6 1 Macroglossus sobrinus 0 1 1 0 Rousettus leshenaulti 0 46 11 0 Megaderma lyra 47 2 24 23 Pipistrellus sp.
Body contacts among the social groups in the False Vampire bat, Megaderma lyra, suggests individualized relationships.