order Chiroptera


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Noun1.order Chiroptera - an old order dating to early Eocene: bats: suborder Megachiroptera (fruit bats); suborder Microchiroptera (insectivorous bats)
animal order - the order of animals
Eutheria, subclass Eutheria - all mammals except monotremes and marsupials
bat, chiropteran - nocturnal mouselike mammal with forelimbs modified to form membranous wings and anatomical adaptations for echolocation by which they navigate
Microchiroptera, suborder Microchiroptera - most of the bats in the world; all bats except fruit bats insectivorous bats
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The order Chiroptera (meaning "wing-hand") is composed of more than 1,290 identified bat species, nearly one-quarter of all mammal species.
53 Order Chiroptera -- -- -- Eumops bonariensis -- -- -- Molossus molossus Tadarida brasiliensis -- -- -- Order Rodentia (native) 11.
Bats are one of the most numerous kinds of mammals with nearly 950 different species, and belong to the order Chiroptera, that means, 'winged hand'.