Natalidae


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Natalidae

[nə′tal·ə‚dē]
(vertebrate zoology)
The funnel-eared bats, a monogeneric family of small, tropical American insectivorous bats (Chiroptera) with large, funnellike ears.
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Except for largely migratory species (such as nectar-feeding phyllostomids), most members of the Neotropical families Phyllostomidae, Mormoopidae, Emballonuridae, and Natalidae reach their northwestern limits in Mexico at about the lower Rio Yaqui, or along the lower rios Mayo and Fuerte, and help define the Neotropical-Nearctic boundary (Anderson, 1960; Koopman, 1961; Findley and Jones, 1965).
Mormoopidae and Natalidae remained fairly stable throughout, whereas Noctilionidae and Thyropteridae were recorded only in rainforest localities (Fig.
3 Noctilionidae -- -- -- Thyropteridae -- -- -- Natalidae 6.