Synonyms of 'Bats'
barbastellean insectivorous forest bat, Barbastella barbastellus, widely distributed across Eurasia, having a wrinkled face and prominent ears: roosts in trees or caves false vampireany large insectivorous bat of the family Megadermatidae, of Africa, S and SE Asia, and Australia. They eat insects and small vertebrates but do not feed on blood flying foxany large fruit bat, esp any of the genus Pteropus of tropical Africa and Asia: family Pteropodidae fruit batany large Old World bat of the suborder Megachiroptera, occurring in tropical and subtropical regions and feeding on fruit hammerheada large African fruit bat, Hypsignathus monstrosus, with a large square head and hammer-shaped muzzle horseshoe batany of numerous large-eared Old World insectivorous bats, mostly of the genus Rhinolophus, with a fleshy growth around the nostrils, used in echolocation: family Rhinolophidae insectivorous batany bat of the suborder Microchiroptera, typically having large ears and feeding on insects. The group includes common bats (Myotis species), vampire bats, etc kalongany fruit bat of the genus Pteropus; a flying fox noctuleany of several large Old World insectivorous bats of the genus Nyctalus, esp N. noctula: family Vespertilionidae pipistrelleany of numerous small brownish insectivorous bats of the genus Pipistrellus, occurring in most parts of the world: family Vespertilionidae serotineeither of two insectivorous bats, Eptesicus serotinus or Vespertilio serotinus: family Vespertilionidae vampire batany bat, esp Desmodus rotundus, of the family Desmodontidae of tropical regions of Central and South America, having sharp incisor and canine teeth and feeding on the blood of birds and mammals ▷ See bat
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