Echolocation evolved multiple times in bats over millions of year. Yet the earliest bat ancestors probably didn't have this skill — or if they did, it was likely very primitive.
The fossilised remains of a giant burrowing bat that lived in New Zealand millions of years ago have been found by a UNSW-led international team of scientists.
An ancient bat species has been discovered in New Zealand by UNSW palaeontologists, suggesting its descendants have been present in the country for at least 16 million years.
The greatest diversity of small insect-eating microbats in the Sydney region is not in the national parks that ring the city but in the western suburbs, according to a new study.
UNSW PhD student, Caragh Threlfall, haunts Sydney by night in search of tiny insect-eating bats to learn more about one of Earth's least-studied mammals.