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n.1.(Zool.) Having a leaflike membrane on the nose; - said of certain bats, esp. of the genera Phyllostoma and Rhinonycteris. See Vampire.
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Now she's behind the first GPS tracking project to analyse the flight patterns of leaf-nosed bats.
Cat Ba is rich in biodiversity, with several new species -- among them the leopard gecko and a new kind of leaf-nosed bat -- discovered in recent years, but hunting has drastically depleted most of the larger wild mammals.
1--Asellia tridens = Trident leaf-nosed bat Description: This is a small leaf-nosed bat that covered by grayish fur, Wing and interfemoral membrane is hairless, triangle and tail is well-developed and grater part in.
When scientists first spotted Griffin's leaf-nosed bat in Chu Mom Ray National Park in 2008, the animal was almost mistaken for a known species, the great leaf-nosed bat, said Vu Dinh Thong, of the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology in Hanoi.