Definition of leaf-nosed bat in English:

leaf-nosed bat

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noun

A bat with a leaf-like appendage on the snout.
  • Families Hipposideridae (Old World) and Phyllostomatidae (New World): numerous species
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  • The best-supported nodes in the tree mostly correspond with unquestioned sister taxa in the data set (hedgehog and gymnure; Daubenton's and leaf-nosed bats; horse and rhino; sheep and cow; mouse and mole rat; human and squirrel monkey).
  • Old World leaf-nosed bats are sometimes regarded as a subfamily of the Rhinolophidae.
  • To explore this idea, the investigators turned to the heterogeneous family of Phyllostomidae, the New World leaf-nosed bats.

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