disk bat


Definition of disk bat

: any of several tropical American bats (family Thyropteridae) distinguished by the presence on the thumbs and on the soles of the hind feet of suckers by which they can hang from a smooth surface

called also disk-wing bat

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so called from the appearance of the suckers

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“Disk bat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disk%20bat. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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