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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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Phylogenetic relationships among recent chiropteran families and the importance of choosing appropriate out-group taxa.
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Additional studies on helminths of bats of the northern Great Plains are warranted to further advance our knowledge of chiropteran parasites and their geographic distribution.