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Strange New Bat Species Found in Museum Pickle Jar

… its discoverer. In the course of their research, the scientists also found several representatives of the species elsewhere in the wilds of southeast Asia, such as in Indonesia. Like other horseshoe bats, this newfound creature has a large structure on its face that is shaped somewhat like a horseshoe and is used to collect and focus sound. Like other bats, Francis’ bats echolocate, bouncing sounds beams off of objects to find their way around. Horseshoe bats are particularly well-adapted to …

Giant ‘Walking Bat’ Once Prowled Rainforest Floors

… the site of Lake Manuherikia, a vast prehistoric body of water once located on New Zealand’s South Island. The lake is a favorite digging ground for paleontologists, who have found fossilized frogs, lizards, birds, crocodiles and turtles there over the years. A subtropical rainforest surrounded the lake during the early Miocene Epoch, between 19 million and 16 million years ago, when the bat strode around the forest, the researchers said. [Flying Mammals: See Photos of Spooky bats]. …

US Administration Regulations Lead to Animal Extinction – CBD / Sputnik International

… activities,” the release said on Monday. The US federal government is putting these animals at the risk of extinction, by allowing their death-by-a-thousand cuts, according to the release. “Species like spotted owls and Indiana bats are in real trouble today, not because of one single timber sale or development project, but because hundreds of such projects are being permitted every year,” CBD’s Endangered Species Policy Director Brett Hartl said. Read more: …

Tarsiers! Cool facts about these wonderfully weird primates | MNN – Mother Nature Network

… to approach, rather than moving around to hunt. Tarsiers are the only entirely carnivorous primate. While the specific diet varies with the species, they all have one thing in common: they don’t eat plant matter of any kind. They feast on insects, reptiles like lizards and snakes, frogs, birds and even bats. While small and cute, they’re serious ambush predators, waiting silently for prey to approach nearby — and can even snag birds and bats right out of the air. To finish reading this …

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