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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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The greater mastiff bats listed above help to fill a distributional gap for this species in Mexico between Zacatecas (Hall, 1981) and Distrito Federal (Sanchez et al., 1989).
Eumops perotis.--Re ports of the western mastiff bat from Texas are few, and all originate from the Trans-Pecos region in proximity to the Rio Grande corridor (Schmidly 1991).