Re: AAT reply from Elaine Morgan

Phillip Bigelow (
Mon, 9 Jan 1995 15:46:17 GMT (Pat Dooley) writes:

>> For instance, the ecological niche for most birds and bats is
>>the same; yet, the two groups of animals converged only _slightly_. They
>>have an airfoil in common. How they _achieved_ the airfoil is vastly
>>different, and the airfoil structures are not homologous between the two

>They don't actually occupy the same niche. Bats are nocturnal. Birds
>aren't (usually). However, one cave dwelling species of birds has evolved
>echo-location. A remarkable example of convergence, n'est ce pas?
>I had read there was an ongoing debate in zoological circles about
>whether flying foxes belonged in the bat family or some off-shoot of
>primitive primates. If the latter is true, then the convergence is

>Pat D

Could you provide the reference for the bird that has eco-location?