When Bats Took Flight

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Bats pretty much appear in the fossil record as recognizable, full-on, flying bats. And they show up on all of the continents, except Antarctica, around the same time. So where did bats come from? And which of the many weird features that bats have, showed up first?

Thanks to Ceri Thomas for the early bat illustrations! Check out more of Ceri's paleoart at http://alphynix.tumblr.com

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References: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1V...

Release Date:

Published on Sep 11, 2019

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Science & Technology