Bats evolved diverse skull shapes due to echolocation, diet

May 2, 2019 - General

Humans may be forgiven for overlooking bats. After all, many bat species are out and about when we’re turning in. And generations of Dracula lore may have made us a little wary.

Skulls from multiple different bat families, showing a variety of shapes
[Credit: Dennis Wise/University of Washington]But bats are a diverse bunch. They make up one of the largest groups of mammals, with more than 1,300 species worldwide. Up close, bat…

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