†family Aegyptonycteridae Simmons et al. 2016 (bat)

Mammalia - Chiroptera - Aegyptonycteridae

Full reference: N.B. Simmons, E.R. Seiffert, and G.F. Gunnell. 2016. A New Family of Large Omnivorous Bats (Mammalia, Chiroptera) from the Late Eocene of the Fayum Depression, Egypt, with Comments on Use of the Name “Eochiroptera”. American Museum Novitates (3857)1-43

Parent taxon: Chiroptera according to N.B. Simmons et al. 2016

Sister taxa: Animalivora, Archaeopteropus, Craseonycteridae, Eochiroptera, Fructivorae, Frugivora, Furipteridae, Insectivorae, Megachiroptera, Megadermatidae, Microchiroptera, Microchiropteramorpha, Mixopteryx, Molossidae, Myzopodidae, Natalidae, Noctilionoidea, Nycterididae, Onychonycteridae, Phyllostomidae, Rhinolophidae, Rhinopomatidae, Thyropteridae, Vesperugo

Subtaxa: Aegyptonycteris

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Ecology: volant insectivore

Distribution: found only at Birket Qarun Locality 2 (Eocene of Egypt)

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