leaf-nosed bat

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Noun1.leaf-nosed bat - bat having a leaflike flap at the end of the noseleaf-nosed bat - bat having a leaflike flap at the end of the nose; especially of the families Phyllostomatidae and Rhinolophidae and Hipposideridae
carnivorous bat, microbat - typically having large ears and feeding primarily on insects; worldwide in distribution
macrotus, Macrotus californicus - large-eared greyish bat of southern California and northwestern Mexico
spearnose bat - New World bat with a pointed nose leaf; found from southern United States to Paraguay
Phyllostomus hastatus - a variety of leaf-nosed bat
Choeronycteris mexicana, hognose bat - small-eared Mexican bat with a long slender nose
horseshoe bat - a bat of the family Rhinolophidae having a horseshoe-shaped leaf on the nose
horseshoe bat - any of numerous bats of the family Hipposideridae of northwest Africa or Philippines or Australia having a horseshoe-shaped leaf on the nose
orange bat, orange horseshoe bat, Rhinonicteris aurantius - a common bat of northwestern Australia having orange or yellow fur
false vampire, false vampire bat - any New or Old World carnivorous bat erroneously thought to suck blood but in fact feeding on insects
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A fifth species, the Trident Leaf-nosed Bat, has a similarly extravagant conk with three fleshy extensions to the top of the noseleaf and a sixth, the Persian Leaf-nosed Bat, may occur here but is not confirmed.
The great leaf-nosed bat Hipposideros armiger (Hipposideridae Chiroptera) one of the largest species within the genus Hipposideros typically roosts in caves and feeds in open spaces in woodlands gardens and around trees (Bates and Harrison 1997).
Identification of a severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-like virus in a leaf-nosed bat in Nigeria.
Cat Ba is rich in biodiversity, with several new species -- among them the leopard gecko and a new kind of leaf-nosed bat -- discovered in recent years, but hunting has drastically depleted most of the larger wild mammals.
1--Asellia tridens = Trident leaf-nosed bat Description: This is a small leaf-nosed bat that covered by grayish fur, Wing and interfemoral membrane is hairless, triangle and tail is well-developed and grater part in.
When scientists first spotted Griffin's leaf-nosed bat in Chu Mom Ray National Park in 2008, the animal was almost mistaken for a known species, the great leaf-nosed bat, said Vu Dinh Thong, of the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology in Hanoi.
Vietnam Leaf-Nosed Bat; Iberian Lynx; Ethiopian Wolf; Mountain Gorilla; Golden Lion Tamarins; Madagascar Aye-Aye; Giant Otter; Leatherback Turtle; Bengal Tiger; Snow Leopard
Some bats are named for their color or for something special about them, like the Long-Tongued Fruit Bat, the Old World Leaf-Nosed Bat, the Eastern Red Bat, and the Fishing Bat.
One such family, the leaf-nosed bat, is so soft-spoken they're known as "whispering bats." "We're still pioneering the technique," Miller explains.