n.1.(Zool.) A South American bat of the genus Noctilio, having cheek pouches and large incisor teeth.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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carrikeri, Macrophyllum macrophyllum, Micronycteris megalotis, Phyllostomus discolor, Sphaeronycteris toxophyllum, Sturnira magna, Sturnira tildae, Tonatia saurophila, Uroderma magnirostrum, Vampyriscus bidens, Vampyrodes caraccioli, and Vampyrum spectrum, the mormoopid Pteronotus gymnonotus, the noctilionids Noctilio albiventris, and N.
The species' habit of capturing prey over water is shared with only a few other Neotropical bats, including the noctilionids, the emballonurid Rhynchonycteris naso, and a few vespertilionids (Weinbeer et al., 2006; Weinbeer and Kalko, 2007), although their insect prey is typically smaller than that of other gleaners (Meyer et al., 2005).