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mastiff bat

n.
Any of various snub-nosed bats of the family Molossidae of warm regions worldwide, having brown, gray, or black fur.
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Noun1.mastiff bat - a soft-furred chocolate-brown bat with folded ears and small wingsmastiff bat - a soft-furred chocolate-brown bat with folded ears and small wings; often runs along the ground
carnivorous bat, microbat - typically having large ears and feeding primarily on insects; worldwide in distribution
Eumops, genus Eumops - mastiff bats
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This same locality was surveyed several times during summer 2001, yet no western mastiff bats were encountered.
It is a critical habitat for western pond turtles, nesting raptors, Western mastiff bats and San Diego coast horned lizards, all listed by the state as species of special concern.