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Chiroptera

Chiroptera

The bats, an order of placental mammals of worldwide distribution, characterised by a modification of the forelimbs that enables them to fly. They are capable of emitting ultrasonic sounds that enable them to echolocate, find flying insect prey, and avoid objects in the dark. Though mostly insectivorous, some species feed on nectar, fruit, fish, and blood; the blood-feeding and insectivorous species are important reservoir hosts of rabies.

Origin: chiro-_ g. Pteron, wing


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... some documentation on the relationship between lemurs and bats. Could you post that? There is a very large taxonomic gap between bats and lemurs (Chiroptera and Primate). I get the feeling that people may say their related just because of the convergent petagium, so could you please post a link ...

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