The evolution of bat migration

Wednesday, November 18, 2009 - 14:28 in Biology & Nature

Not just birds, but also a few species of bats face a long journey every year. Researchers have studied the migratory behavior of the largest extant family of bats, the so-called “Vespertilionidae” with the help of mathematical models. They discovered that the migration over short as well as long distances of various kinds of bats evolved independently within the family.

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