Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Creature 295: Chaerephon chapini

Chaerephon chapini bears the common name Chapin's free tailed bat.

The main reason this species makes it to my bizarre list is because of the comb:

This bizarre structure is more pronounced on males than females. It is used as a mechanism to rapidly disperse pheromones.

Chapin's free tailed bat can be found throughout Africa's tropical region.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Molossidae
Genus: Chaerephon
Species: Chaerephon chapini

Image Links:'s_Free-tailed_Bat

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