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Order Chiroptera - Bats

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Bats represent the only mammals to evolve to have true flight. Their forearms have developed into wings to accomodate their flight.
 

 

                      - Suborder Megachiroptera (megabats)
                                  - Pteropodidae
                      - Suborder Microchiroptera (microbats)
                                  - Superfamily Emballonuroidea
                                            - Emballonuridae (Sac-winged or Sheath-tailed bats)
                                  - Superfamily Rhinopomatoidea
                                            - Rhinopomatidae (Mouse-tailed bats)
                                            - Craseonycteridae (Bumblebee Bat or Kitti's Hog-nosed Bat)
                                  - Superfamily Rhinolophoidea
                                            - Rhinolophidae (Horseshoe bats)
                                            - Nycteridae (Hollow-faced or Slit-faced bats)
                                            - Megadermatidae (False vampires)
                                  - Superfamily Vespertilionoidea
                                            - Vespertilionidae (Vesper bats or Evening bats)
                                  - Superfamily Molossoidea
                                            - Molossidae (Free-tailed bats)
                                            - Antrozoidae (Pallid bats)
                                  - Superfamily Nataloidea
                                            - Natalidae (Funnel-eared bats)
                                            - Myzopodidae (Sucker-footed bats)
                                            - Thyropteridae (Disk-winged bats)
                                            - Furipteridae (Smoky bats)
                                  - Superfamily Noctilionoidea
                                            - Noctilionidae (Bulldog bats or Fisherman bats)
                                            - Mystacinidae (New Zealand short-tailed bats)
                                            - Mormoopidae (Ghost-faced or Moustached bats)
                                            - Phyllostomidae (Leaf-nosed bats)
 

         
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