Order Chiroptera

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Chiroptera ("hand wings") is an order of mammals which includes all genera of bats. Chiroptera in turn comprise two groups: Microchiroptera, which are small bats that feed on insects and animal's blood; Megachiroptera, large-sized bats that eat fruit and small land animals. In order to detect their insect prey, most Chiroptera use echolocation.