Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: ‘Wing prints’ may identify individual bats as effectively as fingerprints identify people

(USDA Forest Service - Northern Research Station) For decades, bats have defied scientists' best ideas for keeping track of individuals, a critical element in wildlife research. Sybill Amelon, a research wildlife biologist with the Forest Service's Northern Research Station, and her colleagues have discovered a means of identifying individual bats that may be as universal, distinctive, permanent and collectable as fingerprints: bats' wings.