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Miniopteridae

 

Includes about 19 species of insectivorous bats with wide distribution in Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and Oceania.

 

Muzzle simple and lacks the noseleaf. Ears separate from each other. Tragus is well developed. The long tail is completely enclosed in the interfemoral membrane or the extreme tip protrudes out.

 

Characteristically posses greatly elongated third digit whose second phalanx is markedly longer than that of the first, owing to which the distal end of the wing bends over the body while at rest.

 

As of yet, three species belonging to one genus are reported from South Asia.

 

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