Definition of Daubenton's bat in English:

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Daubenton's bat

Pronunciation: /ˈdɔːbəntənz/

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A small brown myotis bat that typically flies low over water, found throughout Eurasia.
  • Myotis daubentonii, family Vespertilionidae
Example sentences
  • We studied Daubenton's bat Myotis daubentonii, which in the laboratory calls between 90 and 30 kHz, sometimes with a pulse repetition rate similar to that of male G. mellonella.
  • The building and culverts are also thought to be the home for a number of bats, including the uncommon Daubenton's bat.
  • McRae, who was bitten while handling a rare Daubenton's bat, remained in a ‘critical condition’ yesterday in Dundee's Ninewells Hospital.


Late 19th century: named after Louis-Jean-Marie Daubenton (1716–1800), French naturalist and physician.

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