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Re: Marsupial forelimbs... or rather hindlimbs

David Marjanovic writes:

I'm confused though, as to why bats didn't face the same challenge
when invading the bird niche. (Is it because they're nocturnal?)

Must be.

Also; perhaps live young have an advantage over eggs in some circumstances? Most birds have specific requirements for nesting sites, whereas viviparous bats can breed just about anywhere there is a surface for their young to cling to.


Dann Pigdon
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