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Ope`ape`a: Solving the puzzles of Hawaii's only bat

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The Hawaiian hoary bat is described as the only land mammal native to Hawaii. In fact, this bat (Lasiurus cinereus semotus) arrived on the islands some 10,000 years ago – in what must qualify as one of the most spectacular immigrations in the history of mammals. The Hawaiian islands, after all, are 2,400 miles (3,860 kilometers) from the nearest landfall on the North American continent, and the distance to Australia, New Guinea or Asia is even farther.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Ope`ape`a: Solving the puzzles of Hawaii's only bat
Series title:
BATS
Volume
28
Issue:
4
Year Published:
2010
Language:
English
Publisher:
Bat Conservation International
Publisher location:
Austin, TX
Contributing office(s):
Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center
Description:
3 p.
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
10
Last page:
12
Country:
United States
State:
Hawai'i