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Re: Origin of flight in birds and bats
Jaime Headden <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> As an addendum to the second,
> "...proto-bats, when dropping down from the ceilings of caves, could
> use flapping to control their descent and land in the right place to
> gobble up prey."
Wouldn't that suggest that frugivorous megabats, with good eyesight and no
from insectivorous cave-dwelling microbats with (presumably) small eyes and
abilities? Surely that would require a lot of reversals in the megabats -
unless flapping flight
evolved twice in bats.
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