carnivorous bat

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Noun1.carnivorous bat - typically having large ears and feeding primarily on insectscarnivorous bat - typically having large ears and feeding primarily on insects; worldwide in distribution
bat, chiropteran - nocturnal mouselike mammal with forelimbs modified to form membranous wings and anatomical adaptations for echolocation by which they navigate
Microchiroptera, suborder Microchiroptera - most of the bats in the world; all bats except fruit bats insectivorous bats
mouse-eared bat - a carnivorous bat with ears like a mouse
leafnose bat, leaf-nosed bat - bat having a leaflike flap at the end of the nose; especially of the families Phyllostomatidae and Rhinolophidae and Hipposideridae
vespertilian bat, vespertilionid - a variety of carnivorous bat
brown bat - any of numerous medium to small insectivorous bats found worldwide in caves and trees and buildings
freetail, freetailed bat, free-tailed bat - small swift insectivorous bat with leathery ears and a long tail; common in warm regions
mastiff bat - a soft-furred chocolate-brown bat with folded ears and small wings; often runs along the ground
true vampire bat, vampire bat - any of various tropical American bats of the family Desmodontidae that bite mammals and birds to feed on their blood
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A carnivorous bat would not need amylase because it eats insects and animals instead of starch-containing plants and fruits.
Among insectivorous or carnivorous bats, Bartonella prevalence was 20 (45.5%) of 44 compared with 1 (6.2%) of 16 fruit-eating bats ([chi square] = 6.3, p = 0.01).
Roost sites must also provide protection from potential predators that actively search for bats as prey, such as carnivorous bats, primates, certain birds, and specifically those that develop a search image for roost structures (Lima and O'Keefe, 2013).