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1 June 2015 Conjoined Twins in a Wild Bat: A Case Report
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There are numerous records of conjoined twinning in humans and domesticated animals, but many fewer for wild animals because of the early death of conjoined twins. We here describe the incidental discovery and skeletal anatomy of a wild-caught bat fetus with two heads. To our knowledge, this is only the second conjoined bat fetus described, and the first conjoined Artibeus phaeotis. We also revisit the anatomy of the first conjoined bat that was described, a stillborn Eptesicus fuscus.

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Daniel J. Urban, Daniel W. Sorensen, Jennifer A. Maier, M. Brock Fenton, Nancy B. Simmons, Lisa Noelle Cooper, and Karen E. Sears "Conjoined Twins in a Wild Bat: A Case Report," Acta Chiropterologica 17(1), 189-192, (1 June 2015). https://doi.org/10.3161/15081109ACC2015.17.1.016
Received: 28 August 2014; Accepted: 1 May 2015; Published: 1 June 2015
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