Microchiroptera

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Noun1.Microchiroptera - most of the bats in the worldMicrochiroptera - most of the bats in the world; all bats except fruit bats insectivorous 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)
carnivorous bat, microbat - typically having large ears and feeding primarily on insects; worldwide in distribution
family Rhinolophidae, Rhinolophidae - Old World leaf-nosed bats
family Hipposideridae, Hipposideridae - Old World leafnose bats
family Megadermatidae, Megadermatidae - Old World false vampire bats
family Vespertilionidae, Vespertilionidae - the majority of common bats of temperate regions of the world
family Molossidae, Molossidae - mastiff bats; freetail bats
Desmodontidae, family Desmodontidae - true vampire bats
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Microchiropterans particularly vespertilionid bats feed on insects and may play an important role in the agro-ecosystems of Pakistan.
The efficacy of Anabat ultrasonic detectors and harp traps for surveying microchiropterans in south-eastern Australia.
Microchiropterans show a great diversity in food habits, with frugivorous, insectivorous, piscivorous, pollinivorous, nectarivorous, carnivorous, omnivorous and hematophagous species (Nowak, 1994).