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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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Pallas's Long-tongued Bat, Glossophaga soricina
2012-06-28 21:03:53

Pallas's long-tongued bat (Glossophaga soricina) is native to Central and South America. It has the fastest metabolism of all mammals, and feeds on nectar. Fifty percent of its stored fat can be used in one day, although it mainly uses eighty percent of its energy, derived from simple sugars, to function. Pallas’s long-tongued bat is listed on the IUCN Red List as a species of “Least Concern”. Image Caption: Pallas's Long-tongued Bat, Glossophaga soricina. Credit: Ryan...

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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
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The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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