Dichotomous Key/Chiroptera

Dichotomous Key
Chiroptera
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Subphylum Vertebrata
Class Mammalia
Subclass Placentalia
Order Chiroptera
Parent key: Mammalia
Subclasses
Marsupialia - Monotremata - Placentalia
Key: Mammalia
Orders
Afrosoricida - Artiodactyla - Carnivora - Cetacea - Chiroptera - Dermoptera - Insectivora - Lagomorpha - Macroselidae - Marsupialia - Monotremata - Perissodactyla - Pholidota - Primates - Proboscidea - Rodentia - Scandentia - Sirenia - Xenarthra

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2: Megachiroptera

3: Microchiroptera

  • Tail length
    • Long - Rhinopomatidae
    • Short or absent - #4

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  • Shape of posterior tip of last caudal vertebrae
    • T-shaped - Nycteridae
    • Same as other vertebrae - #5

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  • Suction cups on wrists and ankles
    • Present - #6
    • Not present - #7

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  • Number of phalanges
    • Two, united for most of their length - Myzopodidae
    • Other - Thyropteridae

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  • Secondary fold on tragus
    • Present - Mormoopidae
    • Not present, or tragus not present - #8

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  • Tragus
    • Divided - Megadermatidae
    • Not divided, or not present - #9

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Last modified on 7 September 2009, at 00:31