Rhinopomatidae

 

Includes five species of insectivorous bats. Distributed in the dry regions of Africa and Asia. They have strong muzzle with thickened narial pads. They possess a rudimentary noseleaf (a distinct dermal ridge).

 

Ears with simple tragus and joined over the forehead by thin membrane. The second and the third digits of each wing have two distinct bony phalanges. Tail very long, and is only partly enclosed by a small interfemoral membrane.

 

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

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