Definition of Family Vespertilionidae
1. Noun. The majority of common bats of temperate regions of the world.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Family
Group relationships: Microchiroptera, Suborder Microchiroptera
Member holonyms: Vespertilian Bat, Vespertilionid, Genus Vespertilio, Vespertilio, Genus Lasiurus, Lasiurus, Genus Myotis, Myotis, Eptesicus, Genus Eptesicus, Antrozous, Genus Antrozous, Genus Pipistrellus, Pipistrellus, Euderma, Genus Euderma, Genus Plecotus, Plecotus
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Vespertilionidae
Literary usage of Family Vespertilionidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Dublin Journal of Medical Science (1836)
"... genus Vesper- tilio; family Vespertilionidae. A Treatise on Tetanus, being the Essay for which the Jack- ..."
2. The Geographical Distribution of Animals: With a Study of the Relations of by Alfred Russel Wallace (1876)
"The small bats constituting the family Vespertilionidae, have no nose-membrane, but an internal ..."
3. Zoology: A Systematic Account of the General Structure, Habits, Instincts by William Benjamin Carpenter (1848)
"No fewer than fifteen species are known to inhabit this country ; of these, all but two belong to the family Vespertilionidae. 169. ..."
4. Zoology: Being a Systematic Account of the General Structure, Habits by William Benjamin Carpenter (1857)
"No fewer than fifteen species are known to inhabit this country; of these, all but two belong to the family Vespertilionidae. 169. ..."