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Hipposideridae


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; order Chiroptera, suborder Microchiroptera)

A family of insectivorous bats in which the nose has a prominent leaf, the nostrils opening at the centre of a disc. The ears are pointed, and in some species joined; they are independently mobile, with an antitragus but no tragus. The tail extends to the edge of the uropatagium. There are many species, distributed throughout the Old World tropics.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.


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