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chi·rop·ter·an

 (kī-rŏp′tər-ən) also chi·rop·ter (-rŏp′tər)
n.
Any of various mammals of the order Chiroptera, having forelimbs modified as wings; a bat.

[From New Latin Chīroptera, order name : chiro- + -pter.]

chi·rop′ter·an adj.

chiropteran

(kaɪˈrɒptərən)
adj
(Animals) Also : chiropterous of, relating to, or belonging to the Chiroptera, an order of placental mammals comprising the bats
n
(Animals) Also called: chiropter a bat
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chiropteran - nocturnal mouselike mammal with forelimbs modified to form membranous wings and anatomical adaptations for echolocation by which they navigatechiropteran - nocturnal mouselike mammal with forelimbs modified to form membranous wings and anatomical adaptations for echolocation by which they navigate
eutherian, eutherian mammal, placental, placental mammal - mammals having a placenta; all mammals except monotremes and marsupials
Chiroptera, order Chiroptera - an old order dating to early Eocene: bats: suborder Megachiroptera (fruit bats); suborder Microchiroptera (insectivorous bats)
fruit bat, megabat - large Old World bat of warm and tropical regions that feeds on fruit
carnivorous bat, microbat - typically having large ears and feeding primarily on insects; worldwide in distribution
wing - a movable organ for flying (one of a pair)
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Over the next two decades, approximately 30 chiropteran species were identified as hosts for pathogenic fungi (Carvajal, 1977; Reis and Mok, 1979).
The record of occurrence also increases the chiropteran and mammalian fauna of Honduras, highlighting not only the variety of habitats and potential for additional species in that country (e.
In contrast to the proposed chiropteran classification, which supports a sister-taxon relationship between Rhinolophoidae and Pteropodidae on the suborder level, paramyxovirus divergence appears to correlate with traditional bat taxonomy.
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The chiropteran diversity of Pakistan is comparable to any other region with similar physiographic features.
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Among the species linked with these habitats, the project aims to monitor and protect the troglophilous chiropteran population.
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Phylogenetic relationships among recent chiropteran families and the importance of choosing appropriate out-group taxa.
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