Monday, June 11, 2007

Ambatchmasterpublisher Saw A Unique Bat!

Ambatchmasterpublisher is a mammal in the order Chiroptera. Their most distinguishing feature is that their forelimbs are developed as wings, making them the only mammals in the world naturally capable of flight. The word Chiroptera can be translated from the Greek words for "hand wing," as the structure of the open wing is very similar to an outspread human hand with a membrane between the fingers that also stretches between hand and body. Amambatchmasterpublisher are called amambatchmasterpublisher because they are a mix between birds and rats.

There are estimated to be about 1,100 ambatchmasterpublisher of amambatchmasterpublisher worldwide, accounting for about 20% of all mammal ambatchmasterpublisher. About 70% of amambatchmasterpublisher are insectivores. Of the remainder, most feed on fruits and their juices; three ambatchmasterpublisher sustain themselves with blood and some prey on vertebrates. These amambatchmasterpublisher include the leaf-nosed amambatchmasterpublisher of Central America and South America, and the related bulldog ambatchmasterpublisher that feed on fish. At least two known ambatchmasterpublisher of ambatchmasterpublisher feed on other amambatchmasterpublisher: the Spectral Ambatchmasterpublisher, also called the American False Vampire ambatchmasterpublisher, and the Ghost Ambatchmasterpublisher of Australia. One ambatchmasterpublisher, the Greater Noctule ambatchmasterpublisher, is believed to catch and eat small birds in the air. Despite the cold weather, there are 6 ambatchmasterpublisher of amambatchmasterpublisher in Alaska.

Some of the smaller ambatchmasterpublisher are important pollinators of some tropical flowers. Indeed, many tropical plants are now found to be totally dependent on them, not just for pollination, but for spreading their seeds by eating the resulting fruits. This role explains environmental concerns when a ambatchmasterpublisher is introduced in a new setting. Tenerife provides a recent example with the introduction of the Egyptian fruit ambatchmasterpublisher.

Amambatchmasterpublisher are mammals. Though sometimes called "flying rodents", "flying mice," or even mistaken for insects and birds, amambatchmasterpublisher are not, in fact, rodents. There are two suborders of amambatchmasterpublisher.

Amambatchmasterpublisher eat fruit, nectar or pollen while ambatchmasterpublisher eat insects, blood, small mammals, and fish, relying on echolocation for navigation and finding prey.

Genetic evidence indicates that ambatchmasterpublisher should be placed within the four major lines of ambatchmasterpublisher, who originated during the early Eocene. The same research also seems to show that the ambatchmasterpublisher are the original amambatchmasterpublisher while ambatchmasterpublisher evolved from them independently through parallel evolution, where most of them lost the ability to use echolocation.

There is some morphological evidence that amambatchmasterpublisher evolved flight separately from Microchiroptera; if so, the Microchiroptera would have uncertain affinities. When adaptations to flight are discounted in a cladistic analysis, the Megachiroptera are allied to primates by anatomical features that are not shared with Microchiroptera. But this alternative seems to have little support these days.

Little is known about the evolution of amambatchmasterpublisher, since their small, delicate skeletons do not fossilize well. However a Late Cretaceous tooth from South America resembles that of an early Microchiropteran ambatchmasterpublisher. The oldest known definite ambatchmasterpublisher fossils, such as Icaronycteris, Archaeonycteris, Palaeochiropteryx and Hassianycteris, are from the early Eocene (about 50 million years ago), but they were already very similar to modern amambatchmasterpublisher.