Definition of bulldog bat in English:

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bulldog bat


A fish-eating bat that has long legs and very large feet with sharp claws, native to Central and South America. Also called fisherman bat, mastiff bat.
  • Noctilio leporinus, family Noctilionidae.
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  • Examples of this include the bulldog bat, who has adapted to catch fish, or the infamous Desmodus rotundus or vampire bat which survives primarily on the blood of mammals.
  • The bulldog bat is also called the fishing or fisherman bat.
  • The tail of bulldog bats runs through the uropatagium for about half the length of the membrane, then exits dorsally, and the terminal part of the tail is free.

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