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Rhinolophidae (horseshoe bats; order Chiroptera, suborder Microchiroptera) A family of insectivorous bats in which the nose leaf forms a disc, somewhat reminiscent of a horse-shoe in shape, with the nostrils visible within it, and above the leaf a spur projecting forward and a lanceshaped extension projecting upward above the eyeline. The ears are pointed, separate, and very mobile, with a prominent antitragus. The tail extends to the edge of the uropatagium. There are two genera, with about 70 species, distributed widely throughout the Old World, but most abundantly in the tropics and subtropics.

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