vampire bat

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vam·pire bat

a member of the genus Desmodus; an important reservoir host of rabies virus in Central and South America.
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vampire bat

n.
1. Any of several bats of the subfamily Desmodontinae, found in subtropical and tropical regions of the Americas, that bite mammals and birds to feed on their blood and that often carry diseases such as rabies.
2. Any of various other bats, as those of the family Megadermatidae, erroneously believed to feed on blood.
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Debido a que las tres especies de murcielagos hematofagos son muy parecidas entre si, fueron reunidas las principales caracteristicas morfologicas externas para la identificacion de la subfamilia Desmodontinae y tambien las que permiten diferenciar entre las especies de esta subfamilia.
First record of Diphylla ecaudata Spix, 1823 (Phyllostomidae, Desmodontinae) for the state of Amazonas, and update on species distribution in Brazil.
In: de Castelnau, 1855 Peropteryx kappleri Peters, SA LC P 1867 Peropteryx kappleri kappleri Pr Peters, 1867 Peropteryx macrotis (Wagner, SA LC P 1843) Peropteryx macrotis macrotis (Wagner, 1843) Rhynchonycteris naso SA Pr LC P (Wied-Neuwied, 1820) Saccopteryx bilineata SA LC P (Temminck, 1838) Saccopteryx bilineata centralis Thomas,1904 Familia Phyllostomidae Gray, 1825 Subfamilia Desmodontinae Bonaparte, 1845 Desmodus rotundus (E.
In addition, the presence of Desmodus rotundus (Phyllostomidae: Desmodontinae), and Cynomops mexicanus, Molossus molossus, and M.
Individuals from four Phyllostomidae sub-families were collected, with highest frequency of captures recorded for Stenodermatinae (89.13%), followed by Carollinae (5.83%), Phyllostominae (3.02%) and Desmodontinae (2.01%).
La familia Phyllostomidae fue la mejor representada con el 66.7% (14 especies), con 6 especies de la subfamilia Stenodermatinae, 5 de la Phyllostominae, 2 de Carolliinae y Glossophaginae, y 1 de Desmodontinae. La segunda mayor representacion la obtuvo Vespertilionidae con el 16.63% (4 spp.) con un solo miembro en la subfamilia Myotinae y 3 en Vespertilioninae.
Geoffroy, 1818) Glossophaga soricina Nectarivores (Pallas, 1766) Desmodontinae Desmodus rotundus Hematophages (E.
I Carolliinae Carollia perspicillata F Carollia brevicauda F Desmodontinae Desmodus rotundus H Glossophaginae Glossophaga soricina N Lophostoma silvicolum I Phyllostominae Phyllostomus discolor O Phyllostomus hastatus O Phyllostomidae Artibeus planirostris F Artibeus lituratus F Artibeus spp.