Lemon-Yellow Bats Discovered in Africa. And They're Adorable Fuzz Balls.

Live Science | 7/12/2018 | Staff
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Two newfound species of bats recently discovered in Kenya are endearing, lemon-colored fuzzballs. But scientists aren't interested in these bats just for their flashy colors; the animals also provide important clues about some very tangled branches in the bat family tree.

And they aren't all dressed in yellow; these insect-eating bats, which can weigh up to 3 ounces (85 grams), have bellies tinted in a range of colors, from white to brown to an orange-gold, study co-author Bruce Patterson, the MacArthur curator of mammals at the Field Museum of Natural History (FMNH) in Chicago, told Live Science.


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