Mastiff bat
Mastiff Mas"tiff, n.; pl. {Mastiffs}. [{Mastives} is irregular and unusual.] [Prob. fr. Prov. E. masty, adj., large, n., a great dog, prob. fr. mast fruit, and hence, lit., fattened with mast. There is perh. confusion with OF. mestif mongrel; cf. also F. m[^a]tin mastiff, OF. mastin.] (Zo["o]l.) A breed of large dogs noted for strength and courage. There are various strains, differing in form and color, and characteristic of different countries. [1913 Webster]

{Mastiff bat} (Zo["o]l.), any bat of the genus {Molossus}; so called because the face somewhat resembles that of a mastiff. [1913 Webster]


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  • Mastiff Bat — The name Mastiff Bat is applied to certain species of the bat family Molossidae or so called Free tailed Bats. It is usually applied specifically to the following genera: Chaerephon (Lesser Mastiff Bats) Eumops (Mastiff Bats, or Bonneted Bats)… …   Wikipedia

  • mastiff bat — ūsuotasis eumopsas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Eumops perotis angl. bonneted bat; greater mastiff bat; mastiff bat; western mastiff bat rus. большеухая бульдоговая летучая мышь; большой эумопс;… …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • mastiff bat — any insectivorous bat of the family Molossidae, found in warm areas throughout the world, having a naked tail, folded ears, and small wings and most often seen running along the ground. [1850 55] * * * ▪ bat genus       any of various species of… …   Universalium

  • mastiff bat — noun a soft furred chocolate brown bat with folded ears and small wings; often runs along the ground • Hypernyms: ↑carnivorous bat, ↑microbat • Member Holonyms: ↑Eumops, ↑genus Eumops …   Useful english dictionary

  • Western mastiff bat — Taxobox name = Western Mastiff Bat image width = 240px image caption = Eumops perotis status = LR/lc | status system = IUCN2.3 trend = stable regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Mammalia ordo = Chiroptera familia = Molossidae genus =… …   Wikipedia

  • Bonda Mastiff Bat — Conservation status Least Concern (IUCN 3.1) Scientific classification King …   Wikipedia

  • greater mastiff bat — ūsuotasis eumopsas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Eumops perotis angl. bonneted bat; greater mastiff bat; mastiff bat; western mastiff bat rus. большеухая бульдоговая летучая мышь; большой эумопс;… …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • western mastiff bat — ūsuotasis eumopsas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Eumops perotis angl. bonneted bat; greater mastiff bat; mastiff bat; western mastiff bat rus. большеухая бульдоговая летучая мышь; большой эумопс;… …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • Black Mastiff Bat — Conservation status Least Concern (IUCN 3.1 …   Wikipedia

  • Fijian Mastiff Bat — Conservation status Endangered (IUCN 3.1) Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

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