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The Gremlins (Scansoriopteridae) are a family of arboreal flightless bats endemic to the tropical and sub-tropical forests and grasslands of Antarctica. Gremlins have a number of adaptions allowing them to live in the trees; they have long arms and short legs, making them capable brachiates, an opposable digit on each hand and foot, stereoscopic vision, given their faces an almost simian appearance, and large brains, making then quite intelligent and very curious. They live in small organised sociable troops lead by a dominant male and female. Females give birth to one, often two, pups, which cling to her back until their old enough to be independent. Gremlins are mainly carnivorous, eating invertebrates, birds and small mammals, but also eat eggs, fruit and edible fungi. Gremlins range between 40cm and 1m in length.
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electreel Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
Nice. However, I still have to work on the taxonomy of flightless bats' radiation and I doubt it will resemble this one. 
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Leggurm Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Ok.
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Asanbonsam Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
How exactly do their hands look?
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Leggurm Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
An opposable thumb with two fingers.
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Asanbonsam Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
And do the fingers have claws?
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Leggurm Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Yes.
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Asanbonsam Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
Then how do their hands look like? Like those of their movie counterparts or rather e.g. like Gibbons?
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Leggurm Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Gibbons.
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Asanbonsam Featured By Owner Edited Jun 27, 2014
Good. I wonder though, the opposable toe on the foot, where is that one? The traditional mammal inner toe or the outer one?
Plus, I think that was never brought up: What sort of modern bats do they descend from?
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Leggurm Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
The inner toe, I think. They're descended from some kind of microbat.
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