Pteropodidae


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Pteropodidae

[‚ter·ə′päd·ə‚dē]
(vertebrate zoology)
A family of fruit-eating bats in the suborder Megachiroptera, characterized by primitive ears and by shoulder joints.
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These conclusions would be strengthened by further comparison with other Paleotropical species, particularly from the genus Pteropus, which includes 58 of the 166 species in the family Pteropodidae (Koopman 1993).
positive) Chiroptera Pteropus lylei Pteropodidae 500 (0) Cynopterus brachyotis Pteropodidae 10 (0) C.
In contrast to the proposed chiropteran classification, which supports a sister-taxon relationship between Rhinolophoidae and Pteropodidae on the suborder level, paramyxovirus divergence appears to correlate with traditional bat taxonomy.
Fruit bats "of the Pteropodidae family are the natural host of Nipah virus", WHO said.
Throat Fecal species Location bats swab pellets October 2012 Emballonuridae Taphozous perforatus Bisha ruins 29 29 (0) 25 (2) Pteropodidae Eidolon helvum Bisha town 25 25 (0) 25 (5) center Rousettus Bisha town 3 3 (0) 3 (0) aegyptiacus center Rhinopomatidae Rhinopoma Naqi and 36 36 (0) 35 (0) hardwickii Old Naqi Rh.
Pteropid bats (family Pteropodidae, genus Pteropus) were the most likely reservoir host of the virus, and evidence of NiV in these bats had been consistently found in populations across southern Asia (3-6) and Africa (7) despite an absence of outbreaks in some areas.
The straw-colored fruit bat (Eidolon helvum, family Pteropodidae, order Chiroptera) (11) is widely distributed and ranges from the southwestern Arabian Peninsula to the forest and savanna zones (south of the Sahara Desert) and offshore islands of Africa.
This strict separation reflects either the co-evolutionary development between the 2 adenoviruses (bat AdV-1 FBV1, bat AdV-2 PPV1) and their host families Pteropodidae and Vespertilionidae or a host switch of the virus originating from a yet-undetermined vertebrate host.