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  • noun Plural form of chiropteran.


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  • These chiropterans won the ultimate game of survivor as they cheated the deadly game of species roulette longer than any other life-form.

    Going Mutant Dr. Barry Leed 2010

  • Other species recorded from the Kurile Islands include: six insectivores, six chiropterans, nine carnivores, nine rodents, and one lagomorph.

    South Sakhalin-Kurile mixed forests 2008

  • Chevaliers are enhanced chiropterans capable of thought and rationale.

    Saya Otonashi of Blood+ & Hiro Nakamura of Heroes, Who would win? 2007

  • Seventy-two species of mammals occur in this ecoregion including four marsupials, seventeen chiropterans, five xenarthrans, seventeen carnivores, two artiodactyls, and twenty rodents.

    Uruguayan savanna 2007


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