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morphology of a bat
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Cartilaginous structure attached to the tarsus and supporting the interfemoral membrane.
Long wing bone connecting the carpus to the first phalange of the 2nd finger and supporting the wing membrane.
Long wing bone connecting the carpus to the first phalange of the 3rd finger and supporting the wing membrane.
Long wing bone connecting the carpus to the first phalange of the 4th finger and supporting the wing membrane.
Long wing bone connecting the carpus to the first phalange of the 5th finger and supporting the wing membrane.
Stiff pointy corneous structure mainly enabling the bat to attach itself to an object.
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.
Long and powerful leg bone supporting especially the interfemoral membrane.
Terminal appendage of the body supporting especially the interfemoral membrane.
Fold of smooth skin between the legs and the tail; it provides stability when the bat is in flight and capturing prey.
First digit of the wing; it is short and bears a claw.
Long and powerful wing bone supporting the wing membrane.
Articulation allowing flexion and extension of the wing.
Articulation of the wing to which the digits are attached.
External opening of the nasal cavity located above the mouth and having a highly developed olfactory function in particular.
Protuberance of the external opening of the ear; it improves receptivity by concentrating beams of incoming sound echoes.
Organ of hearing that receives echoes of the sounds the bat emits to locate obstacles and prey.
Smooth fold of skin stretching between the digits of the wings and extending to the feet; it is used mainly for flight and thermoregulation.
Channels in which blood circulates; they regulate the body’s temperature.
Anterior portion of the body containing the main sensory organs and the brain.
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.
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