Definition of True vampire bat
1. Noun. Any of various tropical American bats of the family Desmodontidae that bite mammals and birds to feed on their blood.
Generic synonyms: Carnivorous Bat, Microbat
Group relationships: Desmodontidae, Family Desmodontidae
Specialized synonyms: Desmodus Rotundus, Diphylla Ecaudata, Hairy-legged Vampire Bat
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Literary usage of True vampire bat
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1. A New System for Preventing Collisions at Sea by Hiram Stevens Maxim (1912)
"12 Head of the Greater Horseshoe Bat 12 Head of the Collared Bat 13 Head of Blainville's Bat 13 Head of the true vampire bat . . . . . 14 Head of the Grey ..."
2. American Types of Animal Life by St. George Jackson Mivart (1891)
"This is also the region of the true vampire bat, Desmodus. Here also alone are found chinchillas, cavies, ..."