Mystacina miocenalis Hand et al. 2015 (New Zealand short-tailed bat)

Mammalia - Chiroptera - Mystacinidae

Full reference: S. J. Hand, D. E. Lee, T. H. Worthy, M. Archer, J. P. Worthy, A. J. D. Tennyson, S. W. Salisbury, R. P. Scofield, D. C. Mildenhall, E. M. Kennedy, and J. K. Lindqvist. 2015. Miocene Fossils Reveal Ancient Roots for New Zealand’s Endemic Mystacina (Chiroptera) and Its Rainforest Habitat. PLoS One 10(6):e0128871

Belongs to Mystacina according to S. J. Hand et al. 2015

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: CM2013.18.381, a tooth (right M1). Its type locality is Site FF1 or HH0, Manuherikia River, H41/f059, which is in an Altonian lacustrine - large claystone in the Bannockburn Formation of New Zealand.

Ecology: volant frugivore-insectivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of New Zealand (2 collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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