Vespertilionidae

plural noun

Ves·​per·​til·​i·​on·​i·​dae
: a very large family of bats (suborder Microchiroptera) found in most parts of the world, including the majority of the common bats of temperate regions, and having separate ears with well-developed tragal lobes, a simple nose without appendages, and a tail that extends to the border of the posterior part of the volar membrane which stretches between the thighs see vespertilio

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Vespertilion-, Vespertilio, type genus + -idae

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“Vespertilionidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Vespertilionidae. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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