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calcar 2nd metacarpal 3rd metacarpal 4th metacarpal 5th metacarpal claw foot tibia tail interfemoral membrane thumb radius elbow wrist nose leaf tragus ear wing membrane blood vessels head wings

calcar click to hear : calcar

Cartilaginous structure attached to the tarsus and supporting the interfemoral membrane.

2nd metacarpal click to hear : 2nd metacarpal

Long wing bone connecting the carpus to the first phalange of the 2nd finger and supporting the wing membrane.

3rd metacarpal click to hear : 3rd metacarpal

Long wing bone connecting the carpus to the first phalange of the 3rd finger and supporting the wing membrane.

4th metacarpal click to hear : 4th metacarpal

Long wing bone connecting the carpus to the first phalange of the 4th finger and supporting the wing membrane.

5th metacarpal click to hear : 5th metacarpal

Long wing bone connecting the carpus to the first phalange of the 5th finger and supporting the wing membrane.

claw click to hear : claw

Stiff pointy corneous structure mainly enabling the bat to attach itself to an object.

foot click to hear : foot

Terminal end of the foot having five toes pointing toward the back and ending in powerful claws; with it, the bat hangs upside down when at rest.

tibia click to hear : tibia

Long and powerful leg bone supporting especially the interfemoral membrane.

tail click to hear : tail

Terminal appendage of the body supporting especially the interfemoral membrane.

interfemoral membrane click to hear : interfemoral membrane

Fold of smooth skin between the legs and the tail; it provides stability when the bat is in flight and capturing prey.

thumb click to hear : thumb

First digit of the wing; it is short and bears a claw.

radius click to hear : radius

Long and powerful wing bone supporting the wing membrane.

elbow click to hear : elbow

Articulation allowing flexion and extension of the wing.

wrist click to hear : wrist

Articulation of the wing to which the digits are attached.

nose leaf click to hear : nose leaf

External opening of the nasal cavity located above the mouth and having a highly developed olfactory function in particular.

tragus click to hear : tragus

Protuberance of the external opening of the ear; it improves receptivity by concentrating beams of incoming sound echoes.

ear click to hear : ear

Organ of hearing that receives echoes of the sounds the bat emits to locate obstacles and prey.

wing membrane click to hear : wing membrane

Smooth fold of skin stretching between the digits of the wings and extending to the feet; it is used mainly for flight and thermoregulation.

blood vessels click to hear : blood vessels

Channels in which blood circulates; they regulate the body’s temperature.

head click to hear : head

Anterior portion of the body containing the main sensory organs and the brain.

wings click to hear : wings

Appendages of flight comprised of a cutaneous membrane supported by four very long fingers (only the thumb remains free); the bat folds its wings when resting.