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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.

 

Distribution

Madagascar (north-western)

 

Biology

 

 

Hypodigm

Holotype: UA 9010 ("partial left dentary")

Referred Specimens:

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

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

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

 

Other references:

https://extinctanimals.proboards.com/thread/18538/triaenops-goodmani

 

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