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False Vampire Bat

Megaderma sp.

Description:

Megaderma lyra or M. spasma.

Habitat:

monsoon forest

Notes:

I spotted this bats in the ceiling of an abandoned ranger station elevated high off the ground in Parambikulam wildlife sanctuary.

1 Species ID Suggestions

AfriBats
AfriBats 9 years ago
False vampire bat
Megaderma sp. iNaturalist.org · Genus Megaderma


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11 Comments

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 9 years ago

Thanks AfriBats for the ID and thanks p.young for the comment. Sorry I missed it.

AfriBats
AfriBats 9 years ago

Either Megaderma lyra or M. spasma.

p.young713
p.young713 11 years ago

Awesome photo!

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 11 years ago

Thanks alice, I try my best!

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 11 years ago

When you spot, you do a through job. Good pictures and good story!

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 11 years ago

Me too Gina. I've slept in a few tree house on my travels. Even one in Guimaras!

Gina9210
Gina9210 11 years ago


Dan the tree house my favorite!

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 11 years ago

Thanks!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 11 years ago

Wonderful Dan.. These tiny bats are less known or secret friends of farmers.

Habe dieEhre
Habe dieEhre 11 years ago

they are so wonderful!

MatthewFuller
MatthewFuller 11 years ago

"we've been rumbled!"

Dan Doucette
Spotted by
Dan Doucette

India

Spotted on Feb 20, 2008
Submitted on May 20, 2011

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