Etymology: From "Nosfera" at night and "poda" foot: wink to the film by Werner Herzog, Nosferatu, Phantom of the Night (1979), beautifully played by German actor Klaus Kinski in which we dedicate also the species .
Cousin of the 21st century: Desmodus rotundus, the common vampire bat.
Height: 50 feet high as there may be individuals from more than 1 meter high in the northern steppes
Distribution: open areas, dry plains Eurafrican and American.
Morphology: The wings have turned into walking legs: their arms are strong but fingers-which supported the membrane alaire- very reduits, except the thumb which bludgeon office. The back is straightened. The animal moves especially on its hind legs, sometimes relying on his front legs, a bit like the "knuckle walking" chimpanzees. The head is massive and particularly developed ears. The fleece, consisting of long, fine hair is carefully licked every morning because it retains the dew.
Ecology and ethology: This bat has kept the blood-sucking regime of its cousin from the 21st century. Nomadic and solitary, it hunts at night in search of fresh blood. Every individual has an extensive exploration area. Prey is detected by the use of sound and using infrared sensors around the nose. Once identified, they are stunned to punch and drained of blood. It usually hunts Talpidornis but is able to hunt larger prey as well.