harpy bat

variants: or less commonly harpy
plural -es

Definition of harpy bat

1 : any of various East Indian fruit bats having prominent tubular nostrils and constituting the genus Nyctimene
2 : an East Indian insectivorous bat (Harpiocephalus harpia)

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“Harpy bat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/harpy%20bat. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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