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spectral bat (Vampyrum spectrum)
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Vampyrum spectrum - Paul Velazco (cropped) - spectral bat (Vampyrum spectrum).jpg
Resolution: 2165x1552 File Size: 655391 Bytes Date: 2014:02:02 22:10:21 Camera: NIKON D300S (NIKON CORPORATION) F number: f/7.1 Exposure: 1/60 sec Focal Length: 60/1 Upload Date: 2017:04:08 02:54:04

spectral bat (Vampyrum spectrum)

Paul Velazco with a Vampyrum spectrum. Los Amigos Biological Station.
Date 2 February 2014, 22:10:21
Source Marco Tschapka and OTRS
Author Marco Tschapka

The spectral bat (Vampyrum spectrum), also known as the false vampire bat, Linnaeus's false vampire bat or the spectral vampire bat, is only one species of the genus Vampyrum of the family Phyllostomidae. Confusingly, they are not related to the Old World family of large carnivorous bats to be found in the Megadermatidae that are also called false vampires. The range of the species is southern Mexico to Peru and Ecuador to central and northern Brazil, Suriname, Guyana, and the island of Trinidad.
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Phyllostomidae
Genus: Vampyrum
Species: Vampyrum spectrum (Linnaeus, 1758)

Scientific Name: Vampyrum spectrum (Linnaeus, 1758)
Common Names: Spectral Bat, false vampire bat, Linnaeus's false vampire bat, spectral vampire bat
Synonyms: Vespertilio spectrum Linnaeus, 1758

Spectral vampire bat
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