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Definition of "short-tailed" []

  • Having a short tail; having short tail-feathers; brevicaudate; brachyurous: specifically said of many animals and of a few groups of animals.

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "short-tailed" in a sentence
  • "Scientists thought the agile walking/climbing abilities of the New Zealand lesser short-tailed bat, Mystacina tuberculata, was the result of isolation on an island without mammalian competitors, but a fossil bat from Australia shows it also had similar muscle/bone adaptations."
  • "Fossils of flying reptiles come in two versions: the older long-tailed pterosaurs and the more recent short-tailed versions."
  • "Meet Lil' Drac, a short-tailed fruit bat taken in by Bat World Sanctuary, an organization with a mission that includes promoting the protection and conservation of wild bats."
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