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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Megabat receives fine black and white drawings by Kass Reich, who adds a humorous tone to this story of a boy, a fantastic cure for loneliness, and a talking bat.
Daniel takes it upon himself to care for the creature, which he names Megabat, and to hatch a plan to get him home.
Flying foxes, which go with the scientific name Pteropus, belong to the megabat suborder Megachiroptera - the largest bats in the world.