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Chiroptera commences

For some reason, my daughter ask what the scientific name for bats is the other day. I couldn’t remember, and wasn’t near my information box at the time. It’s chiroptera, as you probably already knew. I didn’t know that bats were the most diverse group of mammals (about a quarter of all species) and that they are not that closely related to rodents.

(Happy birthday to brother Dave.)


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