mastiff bat

any insectivorous bat of the family Molossidae, found in warm areas throughout the world, having a naked tail, folded ears, and small wings and most often seen running along the ground.
[1850-55]

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▪ bat genus
      any of various species of free-tailed bats (family Molossidae) named for their doglike faces. The eight New World species of bats making up the genus Molossus are called mastiff bats. Several other genera also include species commonly called mastiff bats.

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  • Mastiff bat — Mastiff Mas tiff, n.; pl. {Mastiffs}. [{Mastives} is irregular and unusual.] [Prob. fr. Prov. E. masty, adj., large, n., a great dog, prob. fr. mast fruit, and hence, lit., fattened with mast. There is perh. confusion with OF. mestif mongrel; cf …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mastiff Bat — The name Mastiff Bat is applied to certain species of the bat family Molossidae or so called Free tailed Bats. It is usually applied specifically to the following genera: Chaerephon (Lesser Mastiff Bats) Eumops (Mastiff Bats, or Bonneted Bats)… …   Wikipedia

  • mastiff bat — ūsuotasis eumopsas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Eumops perotis angl. bonneted bat; greater mastiff bat; mastiff bat; western mastiff bat rus. большеухая бульдоговая летучая мышь; большой эумопс;… …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • mastiff bat — noun a soft furred chocolate brown bat with folded ears and small wings; often runs along the ground • Hypernyms: ↑carnivorous bat, ↑microbat • Member Holonyms: ↑Eumops, ↑genus Eumops …   Useful english dictionary

  • Western mastiff bat — Taxobox name = Western Mastiff Bat image width = 240px image caption = Eumops perotis status = LR/lc | status system = IUCN2.3 trend = stable regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Mammalia ordo = Chiroptera familia = Molossidae genus =… …   Wikipedia

  • Bonda Mastiff Bat — Conservation status Least Concern (IUCN 3.1) Scientific classification King …   Wikipedia

  • greater mastiff bat — ūsuotasis eumopsas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Eumops perotis angl. bonneted bat; greater mastiff bat; mastiff bat; western mastiff bat rus. большеухая бульдоговая летучая мышь; большой эумопс;… …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • western mastiff bat — ūsuotasis eumopsas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Eumops perotis angl. bonneted bat; greater mastiff bat; mastiff bat; western mastiff bat rus. большеухая бульдоговая летучая мышь; большой эумопс;… …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • Black Mastiff Bat — Conservation status Least Concern (IUCN 3.1 …   Wikipedia

  • Fijian Mastiff Bat — Conservation status Endangered (IUCN 3.1) Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

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