52-Million-Year-Old Bat Fossil and more than you could ever possibly want to know about bats!

Call me weird, but I love bats. They’re a cool critter (hello, flying mammal with ecolocation), and I think they are sooooooooooo cute (some species are, at least). Cuteness on wings – for what more could I ask?

-Kitty Mowmow

From The Leonard Lopate Show on WNYC:

Researchers have unearthed a 52-million-year-old fossil of a primitive bat that proves that bats developed the ability to fly before echolocation. Dr. Nancy Simmons of the American Museum of Natural History explains why scientists are so excited about this discovery.

More about Dr. Simmons at the AMNH

Click here to go to WNYC’s site and listen to the radio program about the bats!

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