Definition of Tube-nosed fruit bat
1. Noun. Any of various fruit bats of the genus Nyctimene distinguished by nostrils drawn out into diverging tubes.
Generic synonyms: Fruit Bat, Megabat
Group relationships: Genus Nyctimene, Nyctimene
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Literary usage of Tube-nosed fruit bat
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1. The Standard Library of Natural History: Embracing Living Animals of Thw by Charles John Cornish (1908)
"... of the most remarkable of this group is the TUBE-NOSED FRUIT-BAT, in which the nostrils are prolonged into a pair of relatively long tubes. ..."