family Molossidae

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Related to family Molossidae: Emballonuridae
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: Molossidae - mastiff batsfamily Molossidae - mastiff bats; freetail bats    
mammal family - a family of mammals
Microchiroptera, suborder Microchiroptera - most of the bats in the world; all bats except fruit bats insectivorous bats
genus Tadarida, Tadarida - freetail bats
Eumops, genus Eumops - mastiff bats
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There are 16 genera and 86 species in the family Molossidae (13).
For some unknown ecological reason, perhaps certain genera of bats in the family Molossidae may not be as suitable hosts of coccidia as are those of the family Vespertilionidae.