vampire bat Small, brown bat that lives in tropical and subtropical America. It uses its sharp teeth to slice the skin of resting animals (including human beings) and then laps up their blood. Length: 7.6cm (3in). Wingspan: 30cm (12in). Family Desmodontidae; species Desmodus rotundus.
vampire bat See DESMODONTIDAE.
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