Definition of false vampire in English:

false vampire

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  • A large carnivorous bat that includes rodents, reptiles, and other small vertebrates among its prey:
    • an Old World bat (three species in the family Megadermatidae, including the large Australian ghost bat, Macroderma gigas).a tropical New World bat (Vampyrum spectrum, family Phyllostomidae).
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    • These ‘false vampires’ or yellow-winged bats are quite distinctive in appearance, with long, erect noseleaves (fleshy protrusion from the nose) and huge ears.
    • False Vampire Bats are found in lowland forests from Central America, south to Northern Bolivia and the Southern Amazon Basin.
    • Australian false vampire bats typically roost in caves and abandoned mines.

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