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Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Chiroptera
Family:Megadrmatidae
Genus:Megaderma
Genus species:Megaderma spasma

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:69-95 cm
Weight:21-60 g
Identification:The Asian false vampire bat has bluish-gray fur with a brownish belly.
Habitat:Rainforests, deciduous humid forests
Diet:Carnivore: insects, lizards, rodents, fish, and even other bats
Reproduction:Mating takes place from November to January. Females give birth to one young after a gestation period of 150-160 days.
Males and females live together throughout the year.
Behavior:Asian false vampire bats bring food back to their roost rather than eating at the site of capture.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:If young are present and are capable of eating solid food, the adult bats will feed them before feeding themselves.

Other Information

Geographic:Southern Asia Date:1976-10 Subjects:Asian false vampire bat
Vampire bats
Bats
Mammals
Vertebrates
Chordata