from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The name-giving genus of phyllostomine bats of the group Vampyri (where see cut): inexactly synonymous with Phyllostoma.


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  • The hormonal and behavioral response to group formation, seasonal changes, and restraint stress in the highly social Malayan Flying Fox (Pteropus vampyrus) ...

    Reflections on "Medical Ice Age?"

  • As night approaches, bats such as the large flying-fox (Pteropus vampyrus) and flying squirrels begin to appear.

    Borneo lowland rain forests

  • Large flying fox (Pteropus vampyrus), Indonesia (Photograph by Marty Fujita)

    Western Java rain forests

  • He learnt, for instance, that there are less than 30 of the large flying fox bats (Pteropus vampyrus) weighing over three kilograms with wing spans of nearly 1.5 meters, in the country and all of them were living in the Bat Pagoda.


  • (Inset) A large flying fox bat (Pteropus vampyrus) which is on the verge of extinction in Vietnam


  • Despite the name, P vampyrus is not a blood-drinking bat like some South American species, and isn't even carnivorous.

    The Register

  • Pteropus vampyrus, is threatened with extinction at the hands of bat hunters across the Far East.

    The Register

  • Some 22,000 vampyrus death-warrants are issued each year just in peninsular Malaysia.

    The Register


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