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Eons: When Bats Took Flight

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The fossils of bats resemble the bat of today with some differences related to leg length and location of claws. Their fossils are also found on all the continents except Antarctica, and they appear in these areas around the same time. So what are the origins of bats? Part of the "Eons" series.

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Runtime: 11 minutes 9 seconds

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Season 2 / Ep 34
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An illustration depicts a bat flying in sky.
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Season 2 / Ep 35
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Season 2 / Ep 37
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Grade Level: 10 - 12
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An illustration depicts the earth of 50 million years ago, with a supercontinent Laurasia. Caption, Paleographic animation by C R Scotese.
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Season 2 / Ep 38
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Season 2 / Ep 39
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Grade Level: 10 - 12
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Season 2 / Ep 40
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