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New Genus of Bat Discovered

Postby Tlaloc » Apr 9, 2013 8:04 pm

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Re: New Genus of Bat Discovered

Postby The Seeker » Jul 31, 2013 1:20 pm




Amazing that new species of animal are still being discovered even today! The "Niumbaha superba" looks like a bumble bee xD. Considering they've only ever caught 5 of them these must be super, super rare living in maybe one or two caves right?
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Re: New Genus of Bat Discovered

Postby wyandottecaver » Jul 31, 2013 8:28 pm

depends. if your not looking in the right places (or not looking) you wont find many. Eastern small footed bats here in US are an example of a bat considered uncommon to rare, but since they like very tight cracks and large breakdown boulder piles....they aren't exactly easy to sample for. There *could* be a whole potload shoved up inside rip rap along highways we never see.

Of course it could just mean there arent very many :)
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Re: New Genus of Bat Discovered

Postby William Bagwell » Aug 1, 2013 5:58 am

More and much larger pictures here,
http://www.bucknell.edu/X81336.xml
Couple of them make great wallpaper. Forth one in the set is a bit disturbing once you see what they did.:sad:
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Re: New Genus of Bat Discovered

Postby The Seeker » Aug 1, 2013 8:25 pm

William Bagwell wrote:More and much larger pictures here,
http://www.bucknell.edu/X81336.xml
Couple of them make great wallpaper. Forth one in the set is a bit disturbing once you see what they did.:sad:


5th specimen EVER found of a new species and they killed it?!?!! That's disgusting :down:

I wonder if maybe they tried to keep it alive to study it but it just didn't adapt and died.. should of just documented it and let it fly back to whatever cave he/she called home.
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