; order Chiroptera, suborder Microchiroptera)
A family of insectivorous bats in which there is no nose leaf, but the nostrils form part of a fleshy pad extending on to both lips and, in Mormoops species, continuing in foliar outgrowths on the chin. The ears cover the sides of the head to below the eyes, and the tail emerges dorsally from the uropatagium. There are two genera, Mormoops and Pteronotus, with about eight species, distributed through tropical Central and S. America.
Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.