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Look: Scientists discover bizarre anatomy behind bats' genius hunting skills

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Bats are masters of echolocation, a skill that allows them to identify objects around them using sound.

But not every bat species tunes into this superpower the same way.

Scientists are just starting to understand the anatomical hallmarks of two major bat lineages — a factor that could teach us how echolocation evolved.

Sherri and Brock Fenton