Chiroptera

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Noun1.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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And in winter, the chiropterans spend nights here.Mud, stones and chains bring you to the deforested flat mountain, a plus-size-model Tlsta hill.
The creatures can then "play" the insect by modulating and tempering its carefully orchestrated clicks and pipings into a spatial manifestation that can only be called art--a kind of bat art that other chiropterans might appreciate and honor.
We found no evidence of Screech-Owls feeding on Chiropterans (Janos and Root, 2013).
Due to species richness, high biomass, feeding habits and mobility, fruit-eating chiropterans play important roles as seed dispersers in tropical ecosystems and in the genetic flow within and between plant populations (Dumont, 2003; Voigt, Kelm, Bradley, & Ortmann, 2009).
Even being considered the most commonly collected and studied thyropterid (Velazco et al., 2014), it presents a low capture incidence with conventional techniques for chiropterans (Castano-Salazar et al., 2004), as occurs with the remaining species of the group.
Among these, 15 species belonged to Rodentia; two insectivores; two chiropterans; one lagomorph, 10 carnivores; four ungulates; and one Pholidota.
Chiropterans are extremely rare finds, whereas lagomorphs are common in most sites, but both orders are left outside of our analyses because their systematic study is still ongoing.