family Molossidae


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Related to family Molossidae: Emballonuridae
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Noun1.family 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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The most recent Ebola virus to be identified is named Bombali virus (BOMV) and was reported in August 2018 in mouth and fecal swabs collected from free-tailed insectivorous bat species (family Molossidae) Mops condylurus and Chaerephon pumilus in Sierra Leone (2).
A multivariate study of the family Molossidae (Mammalia: Chiroptera): morphology, ecology, evolution.
Then they offer detailed accounts of the family Emballonurdiae (sac-winged bats), family Phyllostomidae (leaf-nosed bats), family Mormoopidae (mustached bats), family Noctilionidae (bulldog bats), family Molossidae (free-tailed bats), and family Vespertillionidae (common bats).