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What a group of bizarre-looking bats can tell us about the evolution of mammals

August 16, 2019 - General

Bats with skulls and teeth adapted to a wide range of diets are helping scientists understand how major groups of mammals first evolved.

Vampire bat [Credit: Uwe Schmidt/WikiCommons]By analysing the skulls of a group of bats that feed on everything from nectar to blood, researchers from the US and Imperial College London have identified how the bats have tweaked their development to adapt to different diets.

The insights, published…

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