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Fruit bats are the only bats that can't (and never could) use echolocation. Now we're closer to knowing why

By Camilo López-Aguirre, PhD Candidate, UNSW
Laura A. B. Wilson, Senior Lecturer, Australian National University
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Echolocation evolved multiple times in bats over millions of year. Yet the earliest bat ancestors probably didn't have this skill — or if they did, it was likely very primitive.


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