Abstract

A new late Tertiary false vampire bat, Macroderma koppa, is described from the Big Sink doline of Wellington Caves, eastern central New South Wales. The new species appears to be the sister-group of the living Australian Ghost Bat, Macroderma gigas. Morphological features that distinguish the new species from M. gigas appear to be plesiomorphies shared with most other megadermatids.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Hand et al., 1988, Rec. Aust. Mus. 40(6): 343–351
Author
Suzanne J. Hand; Lyndall Dawson; M. Augee
Year
1988
Title
Macroderma koppa, a new Tertiary species of false vampire bat (Microchiroptera: Megadermatidae) from Wellington Caves, New South Wales
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
40
Issue
6
Start Page
343
End Page
351
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.40.1988.160
Language
English
Date Published
31 December 1988
Cover Date
31 December 1988
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
MAMMALIA: CHIROPTERA; TAXONOMY; TERTIARY; PALAEONTOLOGY
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Available Online
27 February 2009
Reference Number
160
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