Palynephyllum Czaplewski et al. 2003 (leaf-nosed bat)

Mammalia - Chiroptera - Phyllostomidae

Etymology: from palynein, Greek, to sprinkle, and

phyllon, Greek, leaf; on the presumption that this species

occasionally stuck its nose into flowers and dusted its

noseleaf with pollen.

Full reference: N. J. Czaplewski, M. Takai, T. M. Naeher, N. Shigehara, and T. Setoguchi. 2003. Additional bats from the middle Miocene La Venta fauna of Colombia. Revista de la Academia Colombiana de Ciecias exactas, fĂ­sicas y naturales 27(103):263-282

Parent taxon: Glossophaginae according to N. J. Czaplewski et al. 2003

Sister taxa: Anoura, Glossophaga

Subtaxa: Palynephyllum antimaster

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Type: Palynephyllum antimaster

Ecology: volant omnivore

Distribution: found only at Duke Locality 22 (Miocene of Colombia)

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