TWO BAT SPECIES DISCOVERED IN PANAMA AND ECUADOR
A group of researchers have discovered two new species of dog-faced bats in South America. Researchers have described two new species of dog-faced bats: the Freeman’s dog-faced bat from Panama and the Waorani dog-faced bat from Ecuador. At the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History the scientists compared their field observations, including DNA, sound recordings and body measurements of the bats, with existing museum collections and confirmed that the bat was a new species. The team first came across the bats in 2012. Over five nights, they captured 56 bats and studied them before releasing them. For the full story see https://news.mongabay.com/2018/01/two-new-dog-faced-bats-discovered-in-….