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Includes about 100 species of insectivorous bats with wide distribution in Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and Oceania.


Lacks noseleaf. Tail stout and conspicuously projecting out of a narrow interfemoral membrane. Ears variable, usually fleshy could either be free or joined by membrane over the head.


Tragus is rudimentary, while the antitragus is rudimentary to large. The upper lip is often wrinkled.


As of yet, four species belonging to three genera are reported from South Asia.

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