Definition of microchiropteran in English:


noun & adjective


See Microchiroptera

‘Megachiropterans and microchiropterans differ in many other ways.’
  • ‘Other microchiropterans may behave similarly, but this is not evident from patterns of repetition of echolocation calls in flight.’
  • ‘These fossils represent essentially modern-looking microchiropterans; bats had evolved all of their characteristic features and begun to diversify by this time.’
  • ‘They are sometimes considered to be the most primitive living microchiropterans, because of their free premaxillae, and the structure of their wings and thorax.’
  • ‘Like all microchiropterans, emballonurids use echolocation to locate prey.’