Family Megadermatidae Allen 1864 (false vampire)

Mammalia - Chiroptera - Megadermatidae

Parent taxon: Chiroptera according to L. Dawson et al. 1999

See also Carroll 1988 and Nowak 1991

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

Subtaxa: Cardioderma Macroderma Megaderma Saharaderma

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Ecology: volant omnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (6 collections), China (1), Israel (1), the Philippines (2), Tanzania (1)

• Pliocene of Australia (3), South Africa (1)

• MN 13 of France (1)

• Miocene of Australia (3), Austria (2), Germany (1), Greece (1), Slovakia (1), Switzerland (1), Thailand (1)

• Oligocene of Egypt (1), Spain (1)

Total: 28 collections each including a single occurrence

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