Author: Aditya Joshi
Greater false vampire bat
Order : Chiroptera
Family : Megadermatidae
Species : Megaderma lyra
The Greater false vampire bat is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Namings for the greater false vampire batA young / baby of a greater false vampire bat is called a 'pup'. A greater false vampire bat group is called a 'colony or cloud'.
Facts about the greater false vampire bat
Geographic RangeMegaderma lyra is found from eastern Pakistan and Sri Lanka to southeastern China and the northern Malay Peninsula Native: Oriental Physical Description
The â€œIndian false vampireâ€ (Megaderma lyra) is dark ashgry with nose leaf truncated in appearance.
The False Vampire Bat (Daini Badur), Megaderma lyra is possibly the largest of the insect bats in the country; head and body 9 cm, tail is absent; feeds on small vertebrates and insects, and is the most common bat after sundown.
The greater false vampire bat (Megaderma lyra) is among the very few carnivorous bat species.More animals beginning with G