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2009-03-25 12:20:01

A U.S.-led study has documented for the first time how bats land and the scientists discovered that not all bats land in the same manner. The Brown University-led researchers said their findings offer new insights into how the Earth's second-largest order of mammals evolved. Daniel Riskin, lead author of the study, said the scientists studied the landing approaches of three species of bats -- two that live in caves and one that roosts in trees. The team filmed each species of bat as it...

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Greater Short-nosed Fruit Bat, Cynopterus sphinx
2012-08-10 11:01:08

The greater short-nosed fruit bat (Cynopterus sphinx), also known as the short-nosed Indian fruit bat, is a megabat that is native to southeastern and southern areas of Asia. Its range includes Pakistan, India, Laos, Myanmar, Malaysia, China, and Cambodia, among other areas. It prefers to reside in tropical habitats, where humans grow fruit as crops, but it will live in mangrove forests and grasslands. Like the lesser short-nosed fruit bat, this bat can be found roosting in palm fronds, which...

Lesser Short-nosed Fruit Bat, Cynopterus brachyotis
2012-08-10 10:38:48

The lesser short-nosed fruit bat (Cynopterus brachyotis) is a megabat that is native to South and Southeastern Asia, as well as Indonesia. Its range includes southwest and northwest India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, southern Burma, southern China, the Philippines, and Thailand, among many other areas including islands. This bat holds nine subspecies that occur in different areas throughout its range. The lesser short-nosed fruit bat is typically tawny to brown in color, with brighter neck fur....

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  • The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.
The word 'gubbings' is a variant of the word 'gobbon', meaning 'a portion, gobbet.'