Definition of Suborder microchiroptera
1. Noun. Most of the bats in the world; all bats except fruit bats insectivorous bats.
Generic synonyms: Animal Order
Group relationships: Chiroptera, Order Chiroptera
Member holonyms: Carnivorous Bat, Microbat, Family Phyllostomatidae, Family Phyllostomidae, Phyllostomatidae, Phyllostomidae, Family Rhinolophidae, Rhinolophidae, Family Hipposideridae, Hipposideridae, Family Megadermatidae, Megadermatidae, Family Vespertilionidae, Vespertilionidae, Family Molossidae, Molossidae, Desmodontidae, Family Desmodontidae
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Suborder Microchiroptera
Literary usage of Suborder microchiroptera
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1. The Families and Genera of Bats by Gerrit Smith Miller (1907)
"Suborder MICROCHIROPTERA. 1821. ... By far the greater number of known bats are members of the suborder Microchiroptera. At least 600 forms are now ..."
2. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1895)
"The angle is flattened and rounded, presenting an extended surface. Of the six families into which the suborder Microchiroptera is divided, ..."