megabat

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Noun1.megabat - large Old World bat of warm and tropical regions that feeds on fruitmegabat - large Old World bat of warm and tropical regions that feeds on fruit
bat, chiropteran - nocturnal mouselike mammal with forelimbs modified to form membranous wings and anatomical adaptations for echolocation by which they navigate
flying fox - large bat with a head that resembles the head of a fox
Pteropus capestratus - a variety of fruit bat
Pteropus hypomelanus - a variety of fruit bat
harpy bat, tube-nosed bat, tube-nosed fruit bat, harpy - any of various fruit bats of the genus Nyctimene distinguished by nostrils drawn out into diverging tubes
Cynopterus sphinx - a variety of fruit eating bat
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Contrasting genetic structure in two co-distributed species of Old World fruit bat. PLoS ONE.
The Egyptian Rousette bat (Rousettus egyptiacus) is a widespread Old World fruit bat that readily reproduces in captivity; thus colonies occur in some zoos.
The natural reservoir for NiV is Old World fruit bats of the genus Pteropus, which are found in eastern Africa and throughout Asia, Australia, and the Pacific islands (14,15).
Old World fruit bats can be long-distance seed dispersers through extended retention of viable seeds in the gut.
Although selection pressure varied among different lineages FUCA1 gene underwent positive selection in the ancestral species leading to Old World fruit bats. Our results demonstrated that FUCA1 is basically conserved in hibernating bats but has evolved within the ancestral species of Old World fruit bats to adapt their survival environments.
The Old World fruit bats play important role in pollination seed dispersal and are important agents for maintaining plant community (Pijl 1982; Marshall 1985; Cox et al.
Old World fruit bats: an action plan for their conservation.
Old World fruit bats (family Pteropodidae) are reservoirs for Hendra virus, which caused small outbreaks of severe respiratory illnesses in horses and humans in Australia (18-24) and Nipah virus, which caused large outbreaks of lethal encephalitis and respiratory illnesses in humans and pigs in Malaysia and Singapore (25-28).
The Old World fruit bats of the family Pteropodidae, particularly species belonging to the genus Pteropus, have been considered natural hosts for viruses emerging in Australia (Hendra virus [HeV], Australian bat lyssavirus [ABLV], and Menangle virus), Malaysia, Singapore, and Bangladesh (Nipah virus [NiV]) (1,2).