Spear-nosed BatsBook - 2011
This book introduces young readers to the spear-nosed bat, the insect-eating bat from the family Phyllostomidae. Easy-to-read text examines the spear-nosed bat's biology, size, behavior, and dietary needs, and reproduction and pup development are introduced. An anatomy diagram helps readers identify body parts and an echolocation diagram shows how these insectivorous bats capture prey! Also covered is the bat's habitat, and a detailed map shows where in the world the bat lives. Readers will learn about threats to the bat including predation and environmental issues. Bolded glossary terms, phonetic spellings, and an index enhance readability for young chiropterologists. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.