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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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Humans evolved from animals that can glide

... 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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by AstusAleator
Mon Mar 06, 2006 12:32 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Humans evolved from animals that can glide
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classification help

... phylum chordata, class amphibia, order anura whale: phylum chordata, class mammalia, order cetacea bat: phylum chordata, class mammalia, order chiroptera hawk: phylum chordata, class aves, order accipitriformes, family accipitridae, subfamily accipitrinae grasshopper: phylum arthropoda, class ...

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by abstemious_entity
Thu May 05, 2005 4:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: classification help
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