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|prop. n. p||1.||(Zool.) An earlier spelling for Chiroptera, an order of Mammalia, including the bats, having four toes of each of the anterior limbs elongated and connected by a web, so that they can be used like wings in flying. See Chiroptera and Bat.|
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Thirteenth monograph on the verspertilionid cheiroptera
forming the genus nyctice, vespertilion, and fury.
On a revision of the ethmoid bone in the Mammalia, with special reference to the description of this bone and of the sense of smelling in the Cheiroptera
. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 10:135-164.