Megadermatidae

Class Mammalia Order Chiroptera Suborder Microchiroptera Family Megadermatidae

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The bifurcate tragus and the absence of upper incisor teeth make false vampire bats distinctive

Size

Medium-sized to large bats with forearms that range from 1.9-4.6 in (5-11.8 cm); 0.7-5.9 oz (20-170 g)

Number of genera, species

4 genera; 5 species

Habitat

From forest to open woodland and desert

Conservation status

Vulnerable: 1 species; Lower Risk/Near Threatened: 1 species

Distribution

Africa, Asia, through the East Indies into Australia

Distribution

Africa, Asia, through the East Indies into Australia

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