Animal Info - Glossary N

Associated with an animal's birth.
Referring to something swimming or floating in the water.
Related to or dating from the latest period of the Stone Age, characterized by polished stone implements.
Active during nighttime.
Some bats have a fleshy structure called a " nose-leaf" surrounding the nose. These bats generally fly with their mouth closed and emit ultrasound through their nostrils. The nose-leaf is thought to act as a directional amplifier of this ultrasound, which is used to avoid obstacles and locate prey.
Referring to something that is characteristic of or occurs during the breeding season.

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