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- proper n. A taxonomic suborder within the order Chiroptera — the microbats.
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- A suborder of Chiroptera, including the insectivorous or animalivorous (rarely frugivorous or blood-sucking) bats.
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- n. most of the bats in the world; all bats except fruit bats insectivorous bats
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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.