Talk:Fruit bat

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Wrong links to subfamily[edit]

The links to macroglossinae on this page leads to a subfamily of moths, not bats. I'm afraid I am not able to correct it myself, as I'm rather clueless about zoology (although I'm pretty sure bats and moths are not that closely related...). OMHalck 07:56, 23 August 2007 (UTC)

Fruit Bats as Food?[edit]

On the BBC News website, there is a "your picture of the day" in the "Have Your Say" section. For 24 September 2007 there was a picture of what appeared to be fruit bats tied to a pole carried by a man with the caption: "Grace Siregar sent this image of a man selling bats for cooking in Berastagi town, North Sumatra, Indonesia." —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:11, 25 September 2007 (UTC)

Who is skelotor[edit]

I found this skeleton today at the Middle head forts in Mosman, New South Wales. I don't know what it is, I think it might be a bat. Does anyone know what kind of bat or what article I could put this pic in.. Cheers_Ad@m.J.W.C. (talk) 12:53, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

What could this be

Its a rat isn't it ? arms dont look like a bats at all. Eregli bob (talk) 12:58, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

Would a rat have long arms and legs like this thing, also whats the black skin like stuff rapped around the skeleton. Cheers_Ad@m.J.W.C. (talk) 13:11, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

There is clearly a small fingered hand visible, so it definitely is not a bat. Bats have been found in the fossil record and their fingers are quite long as this is what supports the wing membrane and enables flight. The thin leathery material is the animal's skin. Through decay the fur falls off and with no moisture left in the cells the skin becomes a thin leather. Often times this is mistaken for the leather look of a bat's wing. You will need to complete free the skeleton from the earth and closely examine it to determine its original animal counterpart. ( (talk) 03:58, 15 March 2008 (UTC))