plural noun Phyl·lo·sto·mat·i·dae \ˌfiləstōˈmatəˌdē\

Definition of Phyllostomatidae

  1. :  a large family of leaf-nosed bats that range from the southern U.S. to Paraguay and are distinguished from the Old World horseshoe bats by the well-developed tragus — see spearnose bat

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Origin and Etymology of phyllostomatidae

New Latin, irregular from Phyllostomus, type genus + -idae

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