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Friday, June 23, 2006

What is the Smallest Bat in the World?

Answer:

The smallest bat in the world is the Philippine bamboo bat (vespertilionid), which belongs to the vespertilionid family. This bat measures about four centimeters (1 1/2 inches) in length and has a wingspan of 15 cm. Approximately, it weighs 1.5 grams (1/20 ounce). The Philippines has at least 56 species of bats. It is home to the smallest among the 1,000 known bat species in the world.

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