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Africa is full of bats, but their fossils are scarce – why these rare records matter

      By Mariëtte Pretorius, University of the Witwatersrand   Africa is home to more than 20% of the world’s bat population. There are over 200 species to be found on the continent. South Africa is particularly diverse, with 72 bat species. I am a zoologist who has studied bats for many years. Recently, while doing some reading about South Africa’s fossils, I started wondering about bat fossils. Given […]

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