A large carnivorous bat that preys on rodents, reptiles, and other small vertebrates.
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).‘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.’