A moveable face: deconstructing the Microchiroptera and a new classification of extant bats

  title={A moveable face: deconstructing the Microchiroptera and a new classification of extant bats},
  author={James M. Hutcheon and John A. W. Kirsch},
ABSTRACT Recent comparative-method and molecular studies have called into question both the classic subordinal division of bats into Megachiroptera versus Microchiroptera and the infraordinal separation of microchiropterans as Yinochiroptera and Yangochiroptera: megabats are not necessarily large, nor are microbats uniformly small; some yinochiropterans may be specially related to megachiropterans whilst others are more nearly affiliated with yangochiropterans; and quite apart from the conflict… 

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