The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Triaenops goodmani Samonds, 2007:46

Goodman's triaenops bat (proposed), Goodman's leaf-nosed bat (proposed)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: Late Pleistocene


A recently described Triaenops bat from Late Pleistocene deposits in north-western Madagascar. It's precise age is unknown but certainly not Holocene age when people first colonized Madagascar. Therefore the reason for its extinction remains wide open. But further finds may shed light on its temporal and geographic distribution.



Madagascar (north-western)






Holotype: UA 9010 ("partial left dentary")

Referred Specimens:

UA 9011 ("partial left dentary")
UA 9012 ("partial right dentary")






Original scientific description:

Samonds, Karen E. (2007). Late Pleistocene bat fossils from Anjohibe Cave, northwestern Madagascar. Acta Chiropterologica 9(1): 39-65.


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