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Origin of "bat"?[edit]

The article discusses the word for "bat " in other languages but doesn't discuss the origin of the English word "bat" itself. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 23.119.205.88 (talk) 00:49, 21 May 2014 (UTC)

White Nose Syndrome[edit]

In this diff, User:‎Shadowkittie5460 added a paragraph of extra information about recent research into White Nose Syndrome. While this looks good, and is cited, I wonder whether this much information belongs in a section in the general Bat article, when we have a separate article on White Nose Syndrome linked at the top of the section.

Thoughts? Skittle (talk) 14:20, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

Microbats and vision[edit]

The existing information seems to suggest that microbats don't use vision, but this isn't true. Microbats probably use vision for navigation and some species of microbats have been reported to not use echolocation even during foraging on bright nights. Here are two sources of info:

https://gupea.ub.gu.se/bitstream/2077/15889/1/gupea_2077_15889_1.pdf http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0006390 --CSJordan (talk) 13:38, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

Mythology, Aztec.[edit]

"A gigantic, life-size, ceramic bat-man was dug up..." What does "gigantic, life-size" mean? Also no citation is given.66.249.82.182 (talk) 15:22, 4 December 2014 (UTC)

I have added a citation and removed the word gigantic. Sarahj2107 (talk) 15:30, 4 December 2014 (UTC)