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Desmodus

(dez'mō'dŭs),
A blood-feeding genus of Chiroptera, known generally as vampire bats, found in Trinidad and in Mexico, Central and South America; Desmodus artibaeus, Desmodus rotundus, and Desmodus rufus, three species present in both Trinidad and South America, are reservoir hosts of rabies virus.
[desmo- + G. odous, tooth]
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Dogs and Desmodus rotundus are the two major RABV reservoirs and vectors in Colombia, although insectivorous bats may also be involved (53).
FAMILIA Subfamilia ESPECIE GRE FJ PRI Ab Ab% EMBALLONURIDAE Saccopteryx bilineata I 0 3 3 0.7 (Temminck, 1838) Peropteryx macrotis I 0 2 2 0.47 (Wagner, 1843) MORMOOPIDAE Pteronotus parnellii I 0 1 1 0.23 (Gray, 1843) Pteronotuspersonatus I 0 1 1 0.23 (Wagner, 1843) Pteronotus gymnonotus I 0 1 1 0.23 Natterer, 1843 PHYLLOSTOMIDAE Desmodontinae Desmodus rotundus H 6 31 37 8.67 (E.
Mammals from Tlaxmalac represented eight different feeding habits (Table 1), including omnivorous (n = 15, 36.6%), insectivorous (n = 10, 24.4%), frugivorous (n = 6, 14.6%), nectarivorous (n = 4, 9.8%), and herbivorous (n = 3, 7.4%), which were most abundant, as well as granivorous (Heteromys irroratus), hematophagous (Desmodus rotundus), and carnivorous (Leopardus weidii), which had only one species each (2.4%).
Se asevera que los ejemplares del "vampiro" Desmodus rotundus, por su habito de orinar durante la alimentacion, eliminan orina que puede contaminar el ambiente y/o sus victimas (animales o personas) con leptospiras.
amplus roosting in Las Escaleras Cave near Pregonero, Tachira State, Venezuelan Andes (Figure 1), where bat killings (mostly common vampire bats Desmodus rotundus), garbage remains, bonfires and human fecal depositions, evidence a high recurrent human activity inside the cave.