Definition of Megaderma lyra
1. Noun. Large carnivorous Old World bat with very large ears.
Generic synonyms: False Vampire, False Vampire Bat
Group relationships: Genus Megaderma, Megaderma
Lexicographical Neighbors of Megaderma Lyra
Literary usage of Megaderma lyra
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Catalogue of the Chiroptera in the Collection of the British Museum by George Edward Dobson (1878)
"... of the genus by the much greater size of the nose-leaf and its free front margin. 1. megaderma lyra. megaderma lyra, Geoffroy, Ann. du Mug. xv. p. ..."
2. Spolia Zeylanica by National Museums of Sri Lanka, National Museums of Ceylon (1908)
"On " megaderma lyra," its Habits and Parasites.—In a previous number of tliis Journal I have called attention to the carnivorous habits of bats of the genus ..."