Bats

Images of animals in the order Chiroptera. The bat family includes more than 1240 species divided into the following sub-orders:

  • Order Chiroptera
    • Suborder Megachiroptera (megabats)
      • Pteropodidae
    • Suborder Microchiroptera (microbats)
      • Superfamily Emballonuroidea
        • Emballonuridae (Sac-winged or sheath-tailed bats)
      • Superfamily Molossoidea
        • Molossidae (Free-tailed bats)
      • Superfamily Nataloidea
        • Furipteridae (Smoky bats)
        • Myzopodidae (Sucker-footed bats)
        • Natalidae (Funnel-eared bats)
        • Thyropteridae (Disk-winged bats)
      • Superfamily Noctilionoidea
        • Mormoopidae (Ghost-faced or moustached bats)
        • Mystacinidae (New Zealand short-tailed bats)
        • Noctilionidae (Bulldog bats or fisherman bats)
        • Phyllostomidae (Leaf-nosed bats)
      • Superfamily Rhinolophoidea
        • Megadermatidae (False vampires)
        • Nycteridae (Hollow-faced or slit-faced bats)
        • Rhinolophidae (Horseshoe bats)
        • Hipposideridae (Old World leaf-nosed bats)
      • Superfamily Rhinopomatoidea
        • Craseonycteridae (Bumblebee bat or Kitti’s hog-nosed bat)
        • Rhinopomatidae (Mouse-tailed bats)
      • Superfamily Vespertilionoidea
        • Vespertilionidae (Vesper bats or evening bats)
        • Antrozoidae (Pallid bat and Van Gelder’s bat)

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