Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A suborder of Chiroptera, including the insectivorous or animalivorous (rarely frugivorous or blood-sucking) bats. They have a simple stomach (except Desmodontes); a large Spigelian and generally small caudate lobe of the liver; the tail contained in the interfemoral membrane when present, or freed from its upper surface; the rim of the ear incomplete at the base of the auricle; the index-finger rudimentary or wanting and without a claw; the palate not produced back of the molar teeth; and the molar teeth cuspidate. The group includes all bats except the family Pteropodidæ (which constitutes the suborder Megachiroptera), inhabiting most parts of the world, and falling into two large series, the vespertilionine alliance and the emballonurine alliance, the former of three families, the latter of two. Animalivora, Entomophaga, and Insectivora are synonyms of Microchiroptera.
- n. most of the bats in the world; all bats except fruit bats insectivorous bats
“Avian prey of the Australian ghost bat Macroderma gigas (Microchiroptera: Megadermatidae): prey characteristics and damage from predation.”
“However, DNA-based studies later produced by Pettigrew and his colleagues produced a new, even more surprising result: rhinolophoids (the horseshoe bats and their relatives) were consistently found to group together with megabats, the implication now being that Microchiroptera might be non-monophyletic (Hutcheon et al. 1998, Kirsch & Pettigrew 1998, Pettigrew & Kirsch 1998).”
“Prey-catching behaviour and echolocation in the Australian ghost bat, Macroderma gigas (Microchiroptera, Megadermatidae).”
“Microchiroptera (the most numerous, and commonly found throughout the world), and”
“Let’s suppose for a moment however that Pettigrew and colleagues are right, and that neither Chiroptera nor Microchiroptera are monophyletic.”
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