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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A remarkable genus of molossoid bats, containing one Indo-Malayan species, C. torquatus, of large size, having a nearly naked body, a large gular pouch secreting an offensive sebaceous substance, and singular cutaneous nursing-pouches containing the mammæ. The dental formula is 1 incisor, 1 canine, and 3 molars in each half jaw; and 1 premolar in each half upper and 2 premolars in each half under jaw.


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