Desmodus rotundus, also known as vampire bat, is a member of Phyllostomidae family. They can move side to side and backward, similar to a spider. A vampire bat requires about two tablespoons of blood each day. If vampire bats do not get their share of blood on a regular basis, they rapidly deteriorate. It may be close to starvation within 2-3 days.
Overviews - Research articles - Full text PDF articles
The illustrated story of the Vampire bat - by Helena Goscilo and Petre Petrov.
The Biogeography of Vampire Bat (Desmondus rotundas) - by Nikki Michel, student in Geography 316, Fall 1999, San Francisco State University Department of Geography.
Bat Facts - by Smithsonian Institution.
Desmodus rotundus Common Vampire Bat - by Michael Mulheisen; Rebecca Anderson, University of Michigan student.
Natural History of the Vampire Bat - by Denise Tomlinson.
Vampire Bat - Desmodus rotundus - by Drew Kennedy.
The dynamics of flight-initiating jumps in the common vampire bat Desmodus rotundus - by William A. Schutt, Jr, J. Scott Altenbach, Young Hui Chang, Dennis M. Cullinane, John W. Hermanson, Farouk Muradali and John E. A. Bertram.
Origin of Sanguivory (Vampire Bats): The Dracula Connection to a Young Earth - by John Woodmorappe.
Megaderma spasma (Asian False Vampire Bat): Narrative - by Eric J. Ellis, University of Michigan.
Vampire Bat by The Wild Ones
Preserving nature's night creatures - by Carole Gieseke.
Vampire Bats by National Geographic
Cat Kizer's Web Site on the Common Vampire Bat: Desmodus rotundus - created for Dr. Verna Caseâs Animal Behavior class at Davidson College.
Vampire Bat by Sedgwick County Zoo
Vampire bats have jumpstart on flight - by Tamar Simon.
Vampire Bat by Houston Zoo
Australian Giant False Vampire Bat, or Ghost Bat - by Johns Hopkins University Press.
Some social and economic aspects in controlling vampire bats - by Karl M. Schmidt and Daniel D. Badger, Department of Agricultural Economics, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma.
Vampire Bat by BBC
Vampire Bat Osmoregulation - by University of Southern Mississippi.
Vampire Bat by Enchanted Learning
Vampire Bat by Meerkat's Mammals
Vampire Bat by Discovery School
Vampire Bat from SeaWorld/Busch Gardens Animal Information Database
Vampire Bat by Jake and Joe
Vampire Bat - Desmodus rotundus - by Bruce Bagemihl.
African False Vampire Bat - by Johns Hopkins University Press.
Reciprocation in vampire bats (.doc file)
Vampire Bats - by Joy Spur.
Vampire Bat - offers a high quality photo.
Chiroptera Phyllostomidae Desmodus - by the Johns Hopkins University Press.
Vampire Bat Skull
Directories - Hubs
Vampire Bats by YAHOO
Parental and Oral Route Infection of Vampire Bats (Desmodus Rotundus) - by Elizabeth Loza Rubio.
Prey-type of the vampire bat Desmodus rotundus from mid-western Brazil, revealed by tests of precipitin on stomach blood meal - by Marisa Cardoso.
The Vampire Bat in Fact and Fantasy - by David E. Brown.
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