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Noun1.Megachiroptera - fruit batsMegachiroptera - fruit bats        
animal order - the order of animals
Chiroptera, order Chiroptera - an old order dating to early Eocene: bats: suborder Megachiroptera (fruit bats); suborder Microchiroptera (insectivorous bats)
fruit bat, megabat - large Old World bat of warm and tropical regions that feeds on fruit
genus Pteropus, Pteropus - a genus of Megachiroptera
genus Nyctimene, Nyctimene - East Indian fruit bats
Cynopterus, genus Cynopterus - a genus of Megachiroptera
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This includes both insectivorous bat species and some megachiropteran fruit bats.
Of these species, 23 were Microchiropteran species and 2 were Megachiropteran species (Table).
Vamburkar, "The male genital tract of the Indian megachiropteran bat Cynopterus sphinx gangeticus Anderson," Proceedings of the Zoological Society, vol.
The oldest megachiropteran is dated at around 35 million years ago, but the preceding gap in the fossil record makes their true lineage unknown.