It’s funny because it’s true. Not only are measurements critical to identifying certain bat species, but a few millimeters of difference relative to forearm length represents a noticeable difference to the size of the whole bat.
Measurements for Myotis lucifugus taken from Rick A. Adams; ‘Bats of the Rocky Mountain West’
TL (total length), TAL (length of tail), HFL (hind foot length), EL (ear length), FA (forearm length)
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