List of Mammals of Sweden - Bats

Bats

Further information: Bat

Bats are members of the order Chiroptera. The most distinguishing feature of bats is that their forelimbs are developed as wings, making them the only mammals in the world naturally capable of flight. Bat species account for about 20% of all mammals.

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    A woman drew her long black hair out tight
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    And bats with baby faces in the violet light
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    —T.S. (Thomas Stearns)

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