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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Just reading some of their names gives you an idea of the visual variety: long-nosed bat, short-nosed bat, spear-nosed bat, ghost-faced bat, mustache bat, horseshoe bat, hammer-headed bat, bulldog bat, leaf-chinned bat and slit-faced bat.
The actual names for the bats shown are: the Slit-Faced bat, the Spear-Nosed bat, the Tube-Nosed bat, the Pocketed Free-Tailed bat, the Leaf-Nosed bat, and the Flying Fox.
The positive sample (MGB/1209) was obtained from 1 of 18 investigated slit-faced bats (family Nycteridae).