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Tadarida rusingae Arroyo-Cabrales et al. 2002 (free-tailed bat)

Mammalia - Molossidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 135841

Full reference: J. Arroyo-Cabrales, R. Gregorin, D. A. Schlitter and A. Walker. 2002. The oldest African molossid bat cranium (Chiroptera: Molossidae). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 22(2):380-387

Belongs to Tadarida according to J. Arroyo-Cabrales et al. 2002

Sister taxa: Tadarida aurispinosa, Tadarida brasiliensis, Tadarida constantinei, Tadarida engesseri, Tadarida laticaudata, Tadarida leptognatha, Tadarida teniotis

Type specimen: KNM-RU14357, a skull (almost complete cranium with right P2-M3 and left I1-M3). Its type locality is R114 Proconsul site, which is in a Burdigalian floodplain siltstone in the Hiwegi Formation of Kenya.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore