suborder Megachiroptera


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Noun1.suborder Megachiroptera - fruit batssuborder Megachiroptera - fruit bats        
animal order - the order of animals
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
genus Pteropus, Pteropus - a genus of Megachiroptera
genus Nyctimene, Nyctimene - East Indian fruit bats
Cynopterus, genus Cynopterus - a genus of Megachiroptera
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Take the fruit bat -- which actually refers to a large group of bats, the suborder Megachiroptera.
They are members of the suborder Megachiroptera and the family Pteropodidae.
But when Speakman and Racey went on to compare the energy costs of flight in microbats and in larger, sighted bats of the suborder Megachiroptera, controlling for the difference in body size, they discovered that microbats and megabats use approximately the same amount of energy.