What does suborder microchiroptera mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term suborder microchiroptera:

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Microchiroptera, suborder Microchiroptera(noun)

    most of the bats in the world; all bats except fruit bats insectivorous bats


  1. suborder microchiroptera

    Suborder Microchiroptera is a suborder of Chiroptera, commonly known as bats, which contains traditionally echolocating species. They are generally smaller than the species in the suborder Megachiroptera and are found worldwide. The suborder includes more than 900 species, making it the second largest suborder of bats. Most species are insectivores, but there are some that are carnivorous or feed on nectar, pollen, or blood. It's important to mention the classification of bats has been the subject of ongoing debate, as genetics studies has diversified the relationships between bat species, and the division between Microchiroptera and Megachiroptera is not universally agreed upon. Some taxonomists prefer to unify all existing bats into one single order (Chiroptera), and divide them in two suborders: Yangochiroptera (which contains majority of what it used to be Microchiroptera) and Yinpterochiroptera (which merges some microbats and all of the Megachiroptera).

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of suborder microchiroptera in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of suborder microchiroptera in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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