true vampire bat
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Related to true vampire bat: Common Vampire Bat
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|Noun||1.||true vampire bat - any of various tropical American bats of the family Desmodontidae that bite mammals and birds to feed on their blood|
carnivorous bat, microbat - typically having large ears and feeding primarily on insects; worldwide in distribution
Desmodus rotundus - mouse-sized bat of tropical Central America and South America having sharp incisor and canine teeth; feeds on the blood of birds and mammals