One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A bat with a leaflike appendage on the snout.
Families Hipposideridae (Old World) and Phyllostomatidae (New World): numerous species
- ‘The best-supported nodes in the tree mostly correspond with unquestioned sister taxa in the data set (hedgehog and gymnure; Daubenton's and leaf-nosed bats; horse and rhino; sheep and cow; mouse and mole rat; human and squirrel monkey).’
- ‘They used a novel comparative analysis to test that prediction with leaf-nosed bats (Phyllostomidae).’
- ‘To explore this idea, the investigators turned to the heterogeneous family of Phyllostomidae, the New World leaf-nosed bats.’
- ‘New World leaf-nosed bats are a common and diverse group that includes around 143 species, placed in 49 genera.’
- ‘Old World leaf-nosed bats are sometimes regarded as a subfamily of the Rhinolophidae.’
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