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Chapter 14: Birds and Mammals

Difficulty Level: At Grade Created by: CK-12
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What is this flying animal? Is it a bird? Look closely and you’ll see that it’s actually a bat, the only type of mammal that evolved true flight. Other than its ability to fly, a bat isn’t much more birdlike than you are. For example, like you and other mammals, a bat has jaws with teeth rather than a beak. Its body is also covered with fur rather than feathers. Bats are adapted for flight. But the vertebrate masters of flight are the birds.

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Jan 22, 2015
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