leaf-nosed bat

Definitions of leaf-nosed bat
  1. noun
    bat having a leaflike flap at the end of the nose; especially of the families Phyllostomatidae and Rhinolophidae and Hipposideridae
    synonyms: leafnose bat
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    Macrotus californicus, macrotus
    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
    Rhinonicteris aurantius, orange bat, orange horseshoe bat
    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
    Megaderma lyra, big-eared bat
    large carnivorous Old World bat with very large ears
    type of:
    carnivorous bat, microbat
    typically having large ears and feeding primarily on insects; worldwide in distribution
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