Definitions of chiropteran
  1. noun
    nocturnal mouselike mammal with forelimbs modified to form membranous wings and anatomical adaptations for echolocation by which they navigate
    synonyms: bat
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    fruit bat, megabat
    large Old World bat of warm and tropical regions that feeds on fruit
    carnivorous bat, microbat
    typically having large ears and feeding primarily on insects; worldwide in distribution
    flying fox
    large bat with a head that resembles the head of a fox
    Pteropus capestratus
    a variety of fruit bat
    Pteropus hypomelanus
    a variety of fruit bat
    harpy, harpy bat, tube-nosed bat, tube-nosed fruit bat
    any of various fruit bats of the genus Nyctimene distinguished by nostrils drawn out into diverging tubes
    Cynopterus sphinx
    a variety of fruit eating bat
    mouse-eared bat
    a carnivorous bat with ears like a mouse
    leaf-nosed bat, leafnose bat
    bat having a leaflike flap at the end of the nose; especially of the families Phyllostomatidae and Rhinolophidae and Hipposideridae
    vespertilian bat, vespertilionid
    a variety of carnivorous bat
    brown bat
    any of numerous medium to small insectivorous bats found worldwide in caves and trees and buildings
    free-tailed bat, freetail, freetailed bat
    small swift insectivorous bat with leathery ears and a long tail; common in warm regions
    mastiff bat
    a soft-furred chocolate-brown bat with folded ears and small wings; often runs along the ground
    true vampire bat, vampire bat
    any of various tropical American bats of the family Desmodontidae that bite mammals and birds to feed on their blood
    type of:
    eutherian, eutherian mammal, placental, placental mammal
    mammals having a placenta; all mammals except monotremes and marsupials
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