Bulldog bat

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Related to bulldog bats: Noctilionidae
(Zo'94l.) a bat of the genus Nyctinomus; - so called from the shape of its face.

See also: Bulldog

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Then they offer detailed accounts of the family Emballonurdiae (sac-winged bats), family Phyllostomidae (leaf-nosed bats), family Mormoopidae (mustached bats), family Noctilionidae (bulldog bats), family Molossidae (free-tailed bats), and family Vespertillionidae (common bats).
Bulldog bats use their intense cries to echolocate, or bounce sound waves off objects to find food and navigate.
Researchers have crowned the greater bulldog bat the loudest known flying animal.
In the New World, bulldog bats trawl lakes with their talons to catch and eat fish.
She played pre-recorded calls to lesser bulldog bats, some made by individuals from the same species and some from different species, and then analysed their response.
Researchers have crowned the greater bulldog bat the loudest known flying animal; it can shriek 100 times louder than a rock concert.
Even though it only weighs roughly as much as 10 nickels, the tiny bulldog bat has one big voice.
Fishing and echolocation behavior of the greater bulldog bat, Noctilio leporinus, in the field.