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Bats from the classical site of Venta del Moro (Late Miocene, Eastern Spain)



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Crespo, Vicente D. and Sevilla Garcia, Paloma and Mansino, Samuel and Montoya, Plinio and Ruiz Sánchez, Francisco Javier (2018) Bats from the classical site of Venta del Moro (Late Miocene, Eastern Spain). Historical Biology, 30 (3). pp. 317-326. ISSN ISSN: 0891-2963 ; ESSN: 1029-2381

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The presence of bat fossils in localities of fluvio- acustrine origin is quite uncommon, and usually these remains are poorly preserved or not studied in detail. In the present work we study the bat association of the classical Late Miocene locality of Venta del Moro, which have yielded remains of five taxa of chiropterans. Two new bat species are described in this work: Pipistrellus rouresi sp. nov., a new form to the extremely scarce Neogene register of pipistrelle bats, and the horseshoe bat Rhinolophus antonioi sp. nov. Additionally, we describe the oldest and southernmost record of Myotis podlesicensis, a mouse-eared bat of African origin, as well as an undetermined taxon belonging to the noctule bats, Nyctalus sp., and a further taxon of Vespertilionidae indet. With the description of this new material, the record of Late Miocene bats from Europe is increased.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Chiroptera, Late Miocene, Venta del Moro, Spain, Pipistrellus rouresi sp. nov., Rhinolophus antonioi sp. nov
Subjects:Sciences > Geology > Paleontology
ID Code:46943
Deposited On:22 Mar 2018 07:46
Last Modified:11 Dec 2018 08:41

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