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An insectivorous bat with a long mouselike tail, native to Africa and Asia and often found in man-made structures.
- ‘One species, MacInnes's mouse-tailed bat, is categorized as vulnerable, facing a high risk of extinction in the wild due to the destruction of the bat's natural habitat.’
- ‘It is refreshing to find accounts of species like the striped hyaena, fennec fox, Ruppell's fox, caracal lynx, wild cat, mongoose, hedgehogs, and mouse-tailed bats (to mention only some of those covered in the book) that are based upon personal field observations of live animals rather than desk studies of dead specimens.’
- ‘Colonies of thousands of mouse-tailed bats occupy roosts in large ruined buildings, often palaces and temples.’
- ‘The most common insect-eating bats are the mouse-tailed bat and the sheath-tailed bat followed probably by the leaf-nosed bat.’
- ‘India's remaining bats have their origins in western Asia and are primarily arid-climate species such as the tomb bats and mouse-tailed bats.’
- ‘The bat is a mouse-tailed bat, most likely the Muscat mouse-tailed bat and not a free-tailed bat.’
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