DNA – Bats and Horses are Closely Related

New Scientist Breaking News – Bats and horses get strangely chummy

* 09:45 25 June 2006
* From New Scientist Print Edition

You could call it a batty idea, but bats seem to be 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 (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0603797103).More…

3 Responses to DNA – Bats and Horses are Closely Related

  1. Ellie May says:

    I don’t see how, but ok…

  2. […] DNA analysis reveals that horses and bats are related 1 08 2006 As reported on at Free Your Imagination… […]

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