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Bats are flying mammals in the order Chiroptera with forelimbs developed as wings. Other mammals, such as flying squirrels or gliding phalangers, can glide limited distances, but only bats are capable of true flight. The name Chiroptera can be translated as Hand Wing, as the structure of the open wing is very similar to an outspread human hand, covered in a membrane.

Though the vast majority of bats are insectivorous, a significant number from both suborders, Megachiroptera and Microchiroptera (see below), have developed the ability to feed on fruits and their juices. Some of the smaller species are important pollinators of some tropical flowers. Indeed, many tropical plants are now found to be totally dependent on them, not just as pollinators, but eating the resulting fruits and so spreading their seeds. In addition, some bats prey on vertebrates. These bats include the Leaf-nosed bats (Phyllostomidae) of central and South America, and the allied family Noctilionidae (Bulldog bats) that feed on fish.

There are two suborders of bats:

Megachiroptera (megabats or fruit bats)
Microchiroptera (microbats, echolocating bats or insectivorous bats)
Megabats eat fruit, while microbats eat mainly insects, and often rely on echolocation for navigation and finding prey. A handful of species, the vampire bats, feed on blood.

It was once believed that megabats and microbats developed independently, and that the shared characteristics were the result of convergent evolution. After numerous genetic analyses it has been established that both groups have a common flying ancestor.

Little is known about the evolution of bats, since their small, delicate skeletons do not fossilize well. The oldest known bat fossils are Icaronycteris, Archaeonycteris, Palaeochiropteryx and Hassianycteris from the early Eocene (about 50 million years ago), but they were already very similar to modern microbats.

Bats are usually grouped with the tree shrews (Scandentia), colugos (Dermoptera), and the primates in superorder Archonta.

All bats are active at night or at twilight, so the eyes of most species are poorly developed. Their senses of smell and hearing, however, are excellent. By emitting high-pitched sounds and listening to the echoes, the microbats locate prey and other nearby objects. This is the process of echolocation, a skill they share with dolphins and whales.

The teeth resemble those of the insectivores. They are very sharp in order to bite through the chitin armour of insects or the skin of fruits.

A newborn bat can cling to the fur of the mother and be transported, although they soon grow too large for this. It would be difficult for an adult bat to carry more than one young, so normally only one young is born. Bats will often form nursery roosts, with many females giving birth in the same area, be it a cave, a tree hole, or a cavity in a building. Two mammary glands are situated between the chest and the shoulders. Only the mother cares for the young, and there is no continuous partnership.

Small bats are sometimes preyed upon by owls and falcons. Generally there are few animals able to hunt a bat. In Asia there is a bird, the bat hawk, which specializes in hunting bats. The domestic cat is a regular predator in urban areas; they may catch bats as they enter or leave a roost, or on the ground. Bats will land on the ground for feeding, in bad weather, or due to accidents while learning to fly.
Taxonmony
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
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Mastiff bat
0.175MB  WAV  Hear Sound
University of Aberdeen Zoology Museum
Mastiff bat sound
Mexican Free-tailed Bat
0.175MB  WAV  Hear Sound
Naturesongs.com
Mexican Free-tailed Bat talking amongst themselves
Noctule
0.449MB  WAV  Hear Sound
Avisoft
Audio clip of noctule
Mexican Free-tailed Bat
0.129MB  WAV  Hear Sound
Avisoft
Audio Clip of Mexican Free-tailed Bat.
Bat
0.005MB  WAV  Hear Sound
Pelotes Island Nature Preserve
Audio Clip of a Bat
Vampire Bat
Streaming  RAM  Hear Sound
National Geographic - Creature Feature Archive
Vampire Bat audio clip
Noctule
0.199MB  WAV  Hear Sound
Avisoft
Noctule
Noctule
0.214MB  WAV  Hear Sound
Avisoft
Noctule
Common Pipistrelle
0.118MB  WAV  Hear Sound
Avisoft
Common Pipistrelle
Common Pipistrelle
0.198MB  WAV  Hear Sound
Avisoft
Common Pipistrelle
Common Pipistrelle
0.396MB  WAV  Hear Sound
Avisoft
Common Pipistrelle
Common Pipistrelle
0.196MB  WAV  Hear Sound
Avisoft
Common Pipistrelle
Common Pipistrelle
0.610MB  WAV  Hear Sound
Avisoft
Common Pipistrelle
Common Pipistrelle
0.146MB  WAV  Hear Sound
Avisoft
Common Pipistrelle
Daubenton's Bat
0.135MB  WAV  Hear Sound
Avisoft
Daubenton's Bat
Daubenton's Bat
0.211MB  WAV  Hear Sound
Avisoft
Daubenton's Bat
Serotine
0.053MB  WAV  Hear Sound
Avisoft
Audio clip of serotine
Bat
0.208MB  WAV  Hear Sound
Avisoft
Unidentified Malaysian Bat
Bat
0.223MB  WAV  Hear Sound
Avisoft
Unidentified Malaysian Bat
Bat
0.564MB  WAV  Hear Sound
Avisoft
Unidentified Malaysian Bat
Bat
0.624MB  WAV  Hear Sound
Avisoft
Unidentified Malaysian Bat
Mexican Free-tailed Bat
0.704MB  WAV  Hear Sound
Avisoft
Mexican Free-tailed Bat
Mexican Free-tailed Bat
0.177MB  WAV  Hear Sound
Avisoft
Mexican Free-tailed Bat
Rodrigues Fruit Bat
0.145MB  AU  Hear Sound
The Wild Ones
Rodrigues Fruit Bat Screech
Bat
0.198MB  MP3  Hear Sound
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Bats (vocalizing)
New Zealand Short-tailed Bat
Streaming  RAM  Hear Sound
BBC
New Zealand Short-tailed Bat audio clip
Common Vampire Bat
MP3  Hear Sound
National Geographic
Common Vampire Bat sound clip
Pallid Bat
0.009MB  WAV  Hear Sound
BatCalls.org
Pallid Bat call and sonogram
Big Brown Bat
0.313MB  WAV  Hear Sound
BatCalls.org
Big Brown Bat call and sonogram
Townsend's Big-eared Bat
0.752MB  WAV  Hear Sound
BatCalls.org
Townsend's Big-eared Bat call and sonogram
Mexican Free-Tailed Bat
0.072MB  WAV  Hear Sound
BatCalls.org
Mexican Free-Tailed Bat call and sonogram
Common Pipistrelle
0.121MB  WAV  Hear Sound
BatCalls.org
Common Pipistrelle call and sonogram
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