chiropterologist

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Chiroptera +‎ -ologist.

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chiropterologist (plural chiropterologists)

  1. Someone who studies bats (the flying mammals).
    • 2001, Kathleen Meyer, Barefoot Hearted: A Wild Life Among Wildlife, Villard (2001), ISBN 9780375504389, page 88:
      Several years later, after reading three of his books on bats, I placed a call to the venerable chiropterologist Dr. M. Brock Fenton, known as the "batman" of York University in Toronto.

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