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Packing in the bats



It would seem that flying vertebrates (Panamanian bats in this case) are 
capable of surprisingly high species packing, presumably by carving up ecospace 
very finely. What might this mean more generally for birds, bats and 
pterosaurs? Space for all? Or was species diversity ecosystem dependent as may 
be the case with these bats from Panama? 
 
http://www7.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/0706/feature6/ 
<http://www7.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/0706/feature6/> 
 
Cheers,
 
Dave
 
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David M. Unwin
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