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Introduction1

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Dictionary

bat : any of a widely distributed order (Chiroptera) of nocturnal usually frugivorous or insectivorous flying mammals that have wings formed from four elongated digits of the forelimb covered by a cutaneous membrane and that have adequate visual capabilities but often rely on echolocation — Webster   See also   OneLook

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Bats are mammals of the order Chiroptera; with their forelimbs adapted as wings, they are the only mammals naturally capable of true and sustained flight. Bats are more manoeuvrable than birds, flying with their very long spread-out digits covered with a thin membrane or patagium. The smallest bat, and arguably the smallest extant mammal, is Kitti’s hog-nosed bat, which is 29–34 mm (1.14–1.34 in) in length, 15 cm (5.91 in) across the wings and 2–2.6 g (0.07–0.09 oz) in mass. The largest bats are the flying foxes and the giant golden-crowned flying fox, Acerodon jubatus, which can weigh 1.6 kg (4 lb) and have a wingspan of 1.7 m (5 ft 7 in). — Wikipedia

Bat (Encyclopædia Britannica)

Bats 101 (Bat Conservation International)

Bats (One Zoom)
Bats (WolframAlpha)

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Innovation

Science

Mammalogy is the study of mammals – a class of vertebrates with characteristics such as homeothermic metabolism, fur, four-chambered hearts, and complex nervous systems. Mammalogy has also been known as “mastology,” “theriology,” and “therology.” The major branches of mammalogy include natural history, taxonomy and systematics, anatomy and physiology, ethology, ecology, and management. — Wikipedia

Mammalogy (Encyclopædia Britannica)

The Science of Mammalogy (The American Society of Mammalogists)

Bat Biology and Ecology (Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources)

Bat Profiles (Bat Conservation International)

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Preservation

Library

DDC: 599.4 Bats (Library Thing)
Subject: Bats (Library Thing)

Subject: Bats (Open Library)

LCC: QL 737.C5 Bats (UPenn Online Books)
Subject: Bats (UPenn Online Books)

LCC: QL 737.C5 Bats (Library of Congress)
Subject: Bats (Library of Congress)

Subject: Bats (WorldCat)

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Participation

Education

Games and Activities (Bat Conservation International)
Bats (Science Trek)

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Community

Occupation

Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists (CareerOneStop, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration)

Organization

Bat Conservation International

News

Bats Magazine (Bat Conservation International)

Bats (EurekaAlert, American Association for the Advancement of Science)
Bats (bioRxiv: Preprint Server for Biology, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory)
Bats (Science Daily)
Bats (Science News)
Bats (Phys.org)
Bats (NPR Archives)

Government

Document

Bat (USA.gov)

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