carnivorous bat

Definitions of carnivorous bat
  1. noun
    typically having large ears and feeding primarily on insects; worldwide in distribution
    synonyms: microbat
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    mouse-eared bat
    a carnivorous bat with ears like a mouse
    leaf-nosed bat, leafnose bat
    bat having a leaflike flap at the end of the nose; especially of the families Phyllostomatidae and Rhinolophidae and Hipposideridae
    vespertilian bat, vespertilionid
    a variety of carnivorous bat
    brown bat
    any of numerous medium to small insectivorous bats found worldwide in caves and trees and buildings
    free-tailed bat, freetail, freetailed bat
    small swift insectivorous bat with leathery ears and a long tail; common in warm regions
    mastiff bat
    a soft-furred chocolate-brown bat with folded ears and small wings; often runs along the ground
    true vampire bat, vampire bat
    any of various tropical American bats of the family Desmodontidae that bite mammals and birds to feed on their blood
    Macrotus californicus, macrotus
    large-eared greyish bat of southern California and northwestern Mexico
    spearnose bat
    New World bat with a pointed nose leaf; found from southern United States to Paraguay
    Phyllostomus hastatus
    a variety of leaf-nosed bat
    Choeronycteris mexicana, hognose bat
    small-eared Mexican bat with a long slender nose
    horseshoe bat
    a bat of the family Rhinolophidae having a horseshoe-shaped leaf on the nose
    horseshoe bat
    any of numerous bats of the family Hipposideridae of northwest Africa or Philippines or Australia having a horseshoe-shaped leaf on the nose
    Rhinonicteris aurantius, orange bat, orange horseshoe bat
    a common bat of northwestern Australia having orange or yellow fur
    false vampire, false vampire bat
    any New or Old World carnivorous bat erroneously thought to suck blood but in fact feeding on insects
    Vespertilio murinus, frosted bat
    common Eurasian bat with white-tipped hairs in its coat
    Lasiurus borealis, red bat
    North American bat of a brick or rusty red color with hairs tipped with white
    Myotis leucifugus, little brown bat, little brown myotis
    the small common North American bat; widely distributed
    Myotis velifer, cave myotis
    small bat of southwest United States that lives in caves etc.
    Eptesicus fuscus, big brown bat
    rather large North American brown bat; widely distributed
    Eptesicus serotinus, European brown bat, serotine
    common brown bat of Europe
    Antrozous pallidus, cave bat, pallid bat
    drab yellowish big-eared bat that lives in caves
    Pipistrellus pipistrellus, pipistrel, pipistrelle
    small European brown bat
    Pipistrellus subflavus, eastern pipistrel
    one of the smallest bats of eastern North America
    SPipistrellus hesperus, western pipistrel
    of western North America
    Euderma maculata, jackass bat, spotted bat
    a large bat of the southwestern United States having spots and enormous ears
    long-eared bat
    any of various Old or New World bats having very long ears
    Mexican freetail bat, Tadarida brasiliensis, guano bat
    the common freetail bat of southern United States having short velvety fur; migrates southward for winter
    Tadirida femorosacca, pocketed bat, pocketed freetail bat
    small brown bat of California and northern Mexico
    Desmodus rotundus
    mouse-sized bat of tropical Central America and South America having sharp incisor and canine teeth; feeds on the blood of birds and mammals
    Diphylla ecaudata, hairy-legged vampire bat
    similar in size and habits to Desmodus rotundus; of tropical America including southern California and Texas
    type of:
    bat, chiropteran
    nocturnal mouselike mammal with forelimbs modified to form membranous wings and anatomical adaptations for echolocation by which they navigate
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