30 Oct '11, 3pm

Photos: three bizarre bats discovered in Southeast Asia

Photos: three bizarre bats discovered in Southeast Asia

New 'demon' bat discovered in Vietnam (PHOTO) (09/01/2011) Scientists have discovered three previously unknown bat species in southern Indochina, reports Fauna & Flora International. Photos: new bat uncovered in the Caribbean (05/26/2011) Researchers have declared a new species of bat from the Caribbean island of St. Vincent. While the new bat had been documented before, it was long believed to be a member of a similar species that is found throughout South America and a few Caribbean Islands, that is until PhD student Peter Larsen noticed it was far larger than its relative down south. Bats worth billions (04/03/2011) US agriculture stands to lose billions in free ecosystem services from the often-feared and rarely respected humble bat. According to a recent study in Science bats in North America provide the US agricultural industry at least $3.7 billion and up to a stagg...

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