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  1. Vespertilionidae, family Vespertilionidaenoun

    the majority of common bats of temperate regions of the world


  1. Vespertilionidae

    Vespertilionidae is a family of microbats, of the order Chiroptera, flying, insect-eating mammals variously described as the common, vesper, or simple nosed bats. The vespertilionid family is the most diverse and widely distributed of bat families, specialised in many forms to occupy a range of habitats and ecological circumstances, and it is frequently observed or the subject of research. The facial features of the species are often simple, as they mainly rely on vocally emitted echolocation. The tails of the species are enclosed by the lower flight membranes between the legs. Over 300 species are distributed all over the world, on every continent except Antarctica. It owes its name to the genus Vespertilio, which takes its name from a word for bat, vespertilio, derived from the Latin term vesper meaning 'evening'; they are termed "evening bats" and were once referred to as "evening birds". (The term "evening bat" also often refers more specifically to one of the species, Nycticeius humeralis.)


  1. vespertilionidae

    Vespertilionidae is a family of bats commonly known as vesper bats or evening bats. They are the largest and best-known family of bats, comprising about 25% of all bat species worldwide. Vesper bats are found in every part of the world except the polar regions and some remote islands. They vary widely in appearance and size, but most are small to medium-sized and usually brown, black, or gray in color.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vespertilionidae in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vespertilionidae in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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    a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it
    • A. occlusive
    • B. ambidextrous
    • C. appellative
    • D. omnifarious

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