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†family Tanzanycterididae Gunnell et al. 2003 (bat)

Osteichthyes - Theriiformes

PaleoDB taxon number: 134908

Full reference: G. F. Gunnell, B. F. Jacobs, P. S. Herendeen, J. J. Head, E. Kowalski, C. P. Msuya, F. A. Mizambwa, T. Harrison, J. Habersetzer and G. Storch. 2003. Oldest placental mammal from sub-Saharan Africa: Eocene microbat from Tanzania - evidence for early evolution of sophisticated echolocation. Palaeontologia Electronica 5(2):1-10

Parent taxon: Microchiroptera according to G. F. Gunnell et al. 2003

Sister taxa: Afropterus, Australonycteris, Emballonuroidea, Icaronycteridae, Icaronycteroidea, Mormoopidae, Philisidae, Phyllostomatoidea, Rhinolophoidea, Vespertilionoidea

Subtaxa: Tanzanycteris

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Type: Tanzanycteris

Ecology: scansorial insectivore