Family Rhinolophidae Gray 1825 (horseshoe bat)

Mammalia - Chiroptera - Rhinolophidae

Parent taxon: Chiroptera according to B. Kurten 1968

See also Carroll 1988, Cope 1889, Flower 1883, Flower and Lydekker 1891 and Nowak 1991

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

Subtaxa: Palaeonycteris Rhinolophus

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Ecology: volant insectivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Austria (1 collection), China (2), the Czech Republic (1), France (2), Greece (1), Hungary (4), Israel (3), Italy (6), Japan (2), the Philippines (3), Poland (1), South Africa (3), Spain (5), Zambia (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of France (1), South Africa (1)

• Pliocene of Austria (1), Hungary (3), Poland (3), South Africa (3), Spain (1)

• MN 13 of France (1)

• Miocene of Austria (3), France (1), Germany (2), Namibia (1), Slovakia (1), Spain (2), Thailand (1)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Australia (1)

• Oligocene of Spain (1)

• Eocene of France (8), Switzerland (1)

Total: 71 collections including 96 occurrences

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