suborder Microchiroptera

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Noun1.suborder Microchiroptera - most of the bats in the worldsuborder Microchiroptera - most of the bats in the world; all bats except fruit bats insectivorous bats
animal order - the order of animals
Chiroptera, order Chiroptera - an old order dating to early Eocene: bats: suborder Megachiroptera (fruit bats); suborder Microchiroptera (insectivorous bats)
carnivorous bat, microbat - typically having large ears and feeding primarily on insects; worldwide in distribution
family Rhinolophidae, Rhinolophidae - Old World leaf-nosed bats
family Hipposideridae, Hipposideridae - Old World leafnose bats
family Megadermatidae, Megadermatidae - Old World false vampire bats
family Vespertilionidae, Vespertilionidae - the majority of common bats of temperate regions of the world
family Molossidae, Molossidae - mastiff bats; freetail bats
Desmodontidae, family Desmodontidae - true vampire bats
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To study rabies virus (RABV) prevalence and transmission in bat populations, we sampled 199 suborder Microchiroptera bats (mostly from families Phyllostomidae [86.4%] and Molossidae [11.1%]) in Bahia, northeastern Brazil, during 2008-2010.
Racey of the University of Aberdeen in Scotland studied two species from the suborder Microchiroptera -- small bats that navigate by sonar instead of sight.
We believe that the rare detection and isolation of viruses might be attributed to the fast natural degradation of bats of the suborder Microchiroptera in comparison to that of other animal carcasses, most likely due to their extremely low weight (2-10 g).