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Megaderma lyra
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Megadermatidae
Genus: Megaderma
(E. Geoffroy, 1810)

2 recognized species.

Megaderma is a genus of bat in the family Megadermatidae. It contains the following two species:

Megaderma lyra has a larger wingspan than Megaderma spasma. Members of this genus are found in Southeast Asia, India and Sri Lanka. The ranges of the two species overlap in the Malayan Peninsula, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar and along the east coast of India.

The ghost bat (Macroderma gigas) was included in Megaderma before reclassification in Macroderma.[1]


  1. ^ "Macroderma gigas Synonyms". Encyclopedia of Life. Retrieved 24 November 2017.