nose leaf


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nose leaf

[′nōz ‚lēf]
(vertebrate zoology)
A leaflike expansion of skin on the nose of certain bats; believed to have a tactile function.
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In this survey, morphological characters as colure, distribution of hair, shape of uropatagium (tail membrane) and nose leaf, calcar (a foot spur of cartilage that supports the membrane between the foot and tail), post calcar, shape of ear, tragus and antitragus.
It's called a nose leaf because of the way the layers of skin look.
It has a complex nose leaf adapted to its particular type of echolocation system ?