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Bats general knowledge quiz

In honor of spooky month, here's a quiz on some of the spookiest (and most misunderstood) creatures - bats! Bats are surprisingly cool, and super underrated
sizes in smallest & largest are relative
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Last updated: October 28, 2020
First submittedOctober 28, 2020
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bats belong in what order?
Chiroptera
how many species, worldwide, are there?
1,400
what is the largest bat by wingspan?
gold-crowned flying fox
in contrast, what is the smallest bat by wingspan?
Kitti's hognose bat
megabats weren't always classified as bats - what unassuming order of mammals were megabats formerly lumped into?
primates
small South American bat notable for its exceptional walking abilities and its remarkable diet, which consists of mostly the blood of its prey
vampire bat
what do some bats use to find food and their way around?
echolocation
large African bat; males have large, blocky heads and form leks to attract mates
hammerhead bat
recent pandemic scapegoated on bats
SaRS-CoV-2, or COVID-19, or coronavirus
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bat poop; used as fertilizer
guano
huge Central/South American "bat-of-prey'' that eats other bats, birds, and large reptiles
spectral bat
Asian bat often confused with the above
false vampire bat
Mesoamerican bat god of night, death, and human sacrifice
Camazotz
African bat with distinct "shoulder pauldrons'' of scented fur
epauletted fruit bat
cryptid thought to be an immense bat, or perhaps a pterosaur, who allegedly assaulted biologist Ivan T. Sanderson
Olitiau
Another version of the above, whose name means "breaker of boats''
Kongamato
a place where bats hibernate during the winter
hibernaculum
nahnahnahnahnahnahnahnah, nahnahnahnahnahnahnahnah......
Batman
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