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Definition of mouse-tailed bat in English:


An insectivorous bat with a long mouse-like tail, native to Africa and Asia and often found in man-made structures.
  • Family Rhinopomatidae and genus Rhinopoma: three species
Example sentences
  • Colonies of thousands of mouse-tailed bats occupy roosts in large ruined buildings, often palaces and temples.
  • One species, MacInnes's mouse-tailed bat, is categorized as vulnerable, facing a high risk of extinction in the wild due to the destruction of the bat's natural habitat.
  • India's remaining bats have their origins in western Asia and are primarily arid-climate species such as the tomb bats and mouse-tailed bats.
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