Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having a foliaceous appendage on the snout; rhinolophine or phyllostomous, as various bats.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) Having a leaflike membrane on the nose; -- said of certain bats, esp. of the genera Phyllostoma and Rhinonycteris. See vampire.
“Other mammals able to withstand the extreme desert climate of this ecoregion include California leaf-nosed bat (Macrotus californicus) and ring-tailed cat (Bassasiscus astutus).”
“Phyllostomids, the New World leaf-nosed bats, include the tetrapod-eating genera Vampyrum, Trachops (famous for being a specialist predator of singing frogs) and Chrotopterus.”
“These are Mount Nimba otter shrew (Micropotamogale lamottei, EN), two species of white-toothed shrew (Crocidura obscurior and C. nimbae) and a species of leaf-nosed bat (Hipposideros marisae VU).”
“Bat species within the monument include the endangered lesser long-nosed bat, the California leaf-nosed bat, and the cave myotis.”
“We have two Bats thus adorned in Britain, namely, the Greater and the Lesser Horseshoe Bats, but most of the leaf-nosed species are inhabitants of warmer regions, and it is there that they run out into the most remarkable eccentricities of structure.”
“The visitor will notice amongst the varieties in the three first cases, the Brazilian bats, including the vampire bat (which has been known to attack a man in his sleep and suck blood from him), the remarkable leaf-nosed bats which are ranged upon the upper shelves, and the Indian and African varieties; and underneath are grouped the well-known horse-shoe bats of the eastern hemisphere.”
“One of my mules, on which a leaf-nosed bat made a nightly attack, was only saved by having his back rubbed with an ointment made of spirits of camphor, soap and petroleum.”
“Not less troublesome are the leaf-nosed bats (_Phyllostoma_), which attack both man and beast.”
“Bats were also quite numerous, but none of them were blood-thirsty; and we may add that nowhere in South America were we troubled by those diabolical imps of imaginative travelers, the leaf-nosed species.”
“Ugly as is the broad leaf-nosed family of bats, it is in reality the least harmless.”
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