Nycteridae


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Nycteridae

[nik′ter·ə‚dē]
(vertebrate zoology)
The slit-faced bats, a monogeneric family of insectivorous chiropterans having a simple, well-developed nose leaf, and large ears joined together across the forehead.
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For some insectivorous bat families (Miniopteridae, Molossidae, Nycteridae, Rhinolophidae), identification was possible only at the genus level; for some Molossidae bats, we could not distinguish between Mops and Chaerephon genera because of the lack of sequences in GenBank (Table 2).
Las vocalizaciones de la familia Phyllostomidae, entre los que se encuentra el genero Platalina, se emiten desde las narinas, a diferencia de la mayoria de quiropteros que lo hacen por la boca; rasgo que es compartido con Megadermatidae, de su mismo suborden Yangochiroptera, y con Rhinolophidae, Nycteridae e Hipposideridae del suborden Yinpterochiroptera (Teeling et al.
These bat species are known to carry coronaviruses (particularly Hipposideridae bats) (11); hantaviruses (particularly Nycteridae bats) (12); paramyxoviruses, including henipavirus (13); and filoviruses (14).
The Nycteris bat virus in Africa extends this bat CoV clade over 2 different host families, Nycteridae and Vespertilionidae (online Technical Appendix).