Meaning of Daubenton's bat in English:

Daubenton's bat

Pronunciation /ˈdɔːbəntənz/ /dɔːˈbɛntənz/

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noun

  • A small brown myotis bat that typically flies low over water, found throughout Eurasia.

    Myotis daubentonii, family Vespertilionidae

    ‘We studied Daubenton's bat Myotis daubentonii, which in the laboratory calls between 90 and 30 kHz, sometimes with a pulse repetition rate similar to that of male G. mellonella.’
    • ‘The building and culverts are also thought to be the home for a number of bats, including the uncommon Daubenton's bat.’
    • ‘McRae, who was bitten while handling a rare Daubenton's bat, remained in a ‘critical condition’ yesterday in Dundee's Ninewells Hospital.’
    • ‘The warning is particularly aimed at anglers and walkers, as Daubenton's bats tend to live near rivers or canals.’
    • ‘She said the buildings and culvert were home to bats, including the relatively rare Daubenton's bat.’

Origin

Late 19th century named after Louis-Jean-Marie Daubenton (1716–1800), French naturalist and physician.