Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Bat News

Are you ready for the coolest animal ever?

It's a newly discovered bat species...

With suction cups!

I highly recommend Googleing the genus "Myzopoda" for close up photos of these suckers in action (both the wings and feet have cups.)

I discovered this family of bats (until this new species, only one representative was known to exist) on this website. It is sobering to see such unique permutations of life slipping away into the past, as global biodiversity dwindles. Soon it will only be humans and the few species capable of surviving us.

1 comment:

Adam said...

Super cool!