Vampires are species family with many subspecies.
Main features of vampire family are:
Affinity for blood. High vampires (such as Highborns, Dhampires or Jiang Shi) don't need blood to sustain life functions. On the other hand Lesser vampires (such as Strigois, Draughirs) need blood to stay alive.
Vampire family as whole are mostly sun sensitive. Exceptions are Highborns and Dhampires.