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|Noun||1.||suborder Microchiroptera - most of the bats in the world; all bats except fruit bats insectivorous 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)
carnivorous bat, microbat - typically having large ears and feeding primarily on insects; worldwide in distribution
family Phyllostomatidae, family Phyllostomidae, Phyllostomatidae, Phyllostomidae - New World leaf-nosed bats
family Vespertilionidae, Vespertilionidae - the majority of common bats of temperate regions of the world