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Tachypteron franzeni

Mammalia - Chiroptera - Emballonuridae

Taxonomy
Tachypteron franzeni was named by Storch et al. (2002). Its type specimen is IRSNB BE 4-119a+b, a skeleton (complete skeleton including outline of the flight membranes), and it is a compression preserving soft parts. Its type locality is Messel, which is in a MP 11 lacustrine shale in the Messel Formation of Germany. It is the type species of Tachypteron.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2002Tachypteron franzeni Storch et al. p. 191

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
RankNameAuthor
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
Laurasiatheria
Scrotifera
orderChiropteraBlumenbach 1779
suborderMicrochiropteraDobson 1875
superfamilyEmballonuroidea
familyEmballonuridaeDobson 1875
genusTachypteron
speciesfranzeni

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
ReferenceDiagnosis
G. Storch et al. 2002Differs from Vespertiliavus in preserving only two upper premolars and having the three lower premolars progressively increasing in size anteroposteriorly. Differs from Vespertiliavus and extant emballonurids except Emballonura in retaining two upper incisors. Differs from extant emballonurids in retaining three lower premolars and from extant Taphozous and Saccolaimus in retaining three lower incisors. Further distinctive are the upper and lower canines, bing moderataly high and labially swollen, and lacking labial cingular structures. Differs from extant emabllonurids and Vespertiliavus in lacking a postorbital process on the skull. Facial part of the skull long. Skeletal morphological features and proportions essentially as in living Taphozous; differs from Taphozous in having a longer tail and a shorter calcar. Differs postcranially from Vespertiliavus in usually having a slightly stronger styloid process on the humerus, extending distally about as high as the trochlea.