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Synonyms for chiropteran

nocturnal mouselike mammal with forelimbs modified to form membranous wings and anatomical adaptations for echolocation by which they navigate

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A non-lethal method of tissue sampling for genetic studies of chiropterans.
Metagenomic study of the viruses of African straw-colored fruit bats: detection of a chiropteran poxvirus and isolation of a novel adenovirus.
These records are primarily due to the limited number of chiropteran studies in Nebraska (see Introduction); however, timing of fieldwork and frequent sampling also helped us obtain these records.
Similar observations have been made for coronaviruses in their original chiropteran hosts wherein strong virus amplification occurred soon after the time of parturition (15).
In contrast to some studies that suggest bats may be an important dietary component of tropical barn owls (MacFarlane and Garret, 1989; Vargas et al, 2002), we found no chiropteran among prey recovered from roosts at Gold Button Lagoon.
Such information would greatly assist in defining the relative importance of each of these resources to the big brown bat and help us understand why this species seems to be prospering while most other members of the chiropteran community are in decline.
chiropteran, carnivore, primate) host switches, such as suspected for SARS-CoV, have occurred for 2c clade bat CoVs remains unknown.