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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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).
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.
Chiropterans aren't nearly as scary as vampire stories make them out to be.
Several studies have been conducted to refine the historically unclear phylogeny of chiropterans within the family Vespertilionidae.
Bats are also called chiropterans "Latin for winged hands.
We take the term echolocation from zoology, where it designates the guidance systems of cetaceans and chiropterans (bats, for example) which, by emitting sounds and picking them up after they bounce off objects and obstacles, manage to navigate and move around without colliding.
However, the research revealed the existence of a bat that was naturally infected with Coccidioides posadasii and 2 other chiropterans with coccidioidal immunologic responses.