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What is the meaning of "nonvolant mammal"?

Question #59300. Asked by uclageographer.

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Those that can't fly.

Sep 11 2005, 1:07 AM
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In strict zoological terms volant means flying so non-volant mammals would be anything other than bats.
However, less strictly, volant can also mean swift or nimble so it may depend on the context.

Sep 11 2005, 3:59 AM
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