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Bat Trivia Questions With Answers

Free fun bat trivia quiz questions with answers.

 

Bat Trivia Questions With Answers

Bats are mammals whose forelimbs form webbed wings, making them the only mammals naturally capable of true and sustained what?
A: Flight.

Bats do not flap their entire forelimbs, as birds do, but instead flap their what?
A: Spread-out digits.

Bats are the second largest order of mammals after what?
A: The rodents.

Bats represent about 20% of all what?
A: Classified mammal species worldwide.

About what percentage of bat species are insectivores?
A: 70%.

 Most of the rest are what?
A: Frugivores, or fruit eaters.

A few species feed from animals other than insects, with the vampire bats feeding on what?
A: Feeding on blood.

 

Bats are present throughout most of the world, performing what vital ecological roles?
A: Pollinating flowers and dispersing fruit seeds.

Many tropical plant species depend entirely on bats for what?
A: The distribution of their seeds.

One way that bats are economically important is that as they consume insect pests, they what?
A: Reduce the need for pesticides.

What is the smallest bat?
A: The Kitti's hog-nosed bat, measuring 1.14–1.34 inches in length.

The largest species of bat are a few species of what?
A:  Pteropus (fruit bats or flying foxes) and the giant golden-crowned flying fox with a weight up to 4 pounds and a wingspan up to 5 feet 7 inches.

Megabats primarily eat what?
A: Fruit or nectar.

Fossilized remains of bats are few, as they are what?
A: Terrestrial and light-boned.

 

What has enabled bats to become one of the most widely distributed groups of mammals?
A: Flight.

Bats are found in almost every what?
A: Habitat available on Earth.

Different species select different habitats during different seasons, ranging from seasides to  what?
A: Mountains and even deserts.

Bat habitats have what two basic requirements?
A: Roosts, where they spend the day or hibernate, and places for foraging.

Most temperate species additionally need a what?
A: Relatively warm hibernation shelter.

Bat roosts can be found in hollows, crevices, foliage, and even what?
A: Human-made structures.

The United States is home to an estimated how many species of bats?
A: 45 to 48.

 

What are the three most common species?
A: Myotis lucifugus (little brown bat), Eptesicus fuscus (big brown bat), and Tadarida brasiliensis (Mexican free-tailed bat).

The little and the big brown bats are common throughout the what part of the country?
A: The northern two-thirds of the country.

Mexican free-tailed bat is the most common species in the what?
A: Southwest, sometimes even appearing in portions of the Southeast.

The finger bones of bats are much more flexible than those of other what?
A: Mammals, owing to their flattened cross-section and to low levels of minerals near their tips.

The wings of bats are much thinner than those of what?
A: Birds, allowing bats to maneuver more quickly and more accurately than birds.

They are also delicate, and can what?
A: Rip easily.

The tissue of the bat's membrane is able to re-grow, such that small tears can what?
A: Heal quickly.

Mammals have one-way valves in their veins to prevent the blood from flowing backwards, but bats also have one-way valves in their what?
A: Arteries.

The tube-lipped nectar bat (Anoura fistulata) has what?
A: The longest tongue of any mammal relative to its body size.