Quintessence of Dust: How the bat got its wing

bat with wing bones labelled

(The bat wing diagram is from University of Michigan’s animal diversity Web site.)

S. F. Matheson at Quintessence of Dust has written up a nice explanation of the morphology of bat wing bones compared to normal tetrapod “hand” bones.

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