Holotype: MUSB 152-85 PB, Skull, mandible, skelletal parts.
Collected by Omar J. Linares, 10-18 April 1965
Etymology: The species epithet of this largest known chiropteran vampire comemorates Count Dracula, the greatest human vampire of folklore.
Full reference: G. S. Morgan, O. J. Linares, and C. E. Ray. 1988. New species of fossil vampire bats (Mammalia, Chiroptera, Desmodontidae) from Florida and Venezuela. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 101(4):912-928
Type specimen: MUSB 152-85 PB, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Cueva del Guácharo, Caripe, which is in a Pleistocene terrestrial horizon in Venezuela.
Ecology: volant omnivore
Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence
Specimen images are retrieved through the ePANDDA API.
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