Spix's disk-winged bat


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How sucker-winged bats hang on

A Madagascar sucker-footed bat (Myzopoda aurita). In the tropical forests of Madagascar, there lives a very peculiar kind of bat. While most bats roost by hanging upside-down from cave ceilings or tree branches, the Madagascar sucker-footed bat (Myzopoda aurita) holds itself head-up thanks to a set of adhesive pads on its wings. Nor is it…