Calling All Roomates: The Spix’s Disc-Winged Bat

It’s difficult to imagine a cuter bat than the Spix’s disk-winged bat (Thyroptera tricolor). A member of the thyropteridae family, this particular insect-feeding bat looks more like a round fuzz ball than an actual bat. The bat lives in South America, where it consumes approximately 0.8 grams of insects every single night. Physically, the most interesting thing... Continue Reading →

Bat Wings? On Dinosaurs?

There’s speculation of a possible dinosaur/modern bat connection. Since bats are mammals, few people stopped to consider whether or not they might trace their lineage all the way back to dinosaurs, but the discovery of a pigeon-sized fossil has some people wondering. Meet Yi Qi A farmer uncovered the remains in the Tiaojishan Formation, which... Continue Reading →

Batty Ideas About Hair Care

It's Sunday, which means it's time for the weekly WeWriWa blog hop, an event that allows authors of all experience levels and genres to share 8-10 sentence snippets of their work. I'm sharing from my upcoming release, 60 Beautiful Bat Facts. Last week, I posted about Pliny the Elder's thoughts on how to improve marital relations. A few... Continue Reading →

Emballonuridae Bats

Bats that are part of the Emballonuridae family are more commonly called sac-winged bats, a name that’s been bestowed upon them because they have glandular sac that’s located on the edge of their wings. There are also people who refer to this family as sheath-tailed bats because the bat’s tails are encased in a tail... Continue Reading →

8 Quick Bat Facts

·         Contrary to popular belief, bats aren’t related to rodents or bird. They make up their own species, which is classified as chiropteran ·         Approximately 20% of all mammals are members of the chiropteran family, making it the second largest group of mammals. Only rodents have more individual species. ·         The word chiropteran translates to... Continue Reading →

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