suborder Megachiroptera


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Noun1.suborder Megachiroptera - fruit batssuborder Megachiroptera - 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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Take the fruit bat -- which actually refers to a large group of bats, the suborder Megachiroptera. Their pointy faces and big ears earned them their nickname, the "flying foxes." They differ from their tinier cousins in that they do not use echolocation to navigate (except for one species, the Egyptian fruit bat).
Recent kagos bat virus isolations from bats (suborder Megachiroptera) in South Africa.