Winged horses

June 25, 2006

An interesting tidbit from New Scientist.  Seems bats are more closely related to horses than cows are.

Once thought to belong to the same group as primates, bats actually belong to the super-order Pegasoferae, which contains horses, cats and dogs, cows, whales and hedgehogs. Within this group, bats were thought to be only distant cousins to horses, but DNA analysis suggests that only cats and dogs are more closely related to horses than bats are.  Link here.

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