Bats are the only mammals that truly fly, rather than just gliding. The bats are very numerous, there being well over 900 recognised species. They are divided into two types - the megabats, which mainly eat fruit, and the microbats, which mainly eat insects.
Scientific name: Chiroptera
The shading illustrates the diversity of this group - the darker the colour the greater the number of species. Data provided by WWF's Wildfinder.
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