Paratriaenops goodmani (Samonds, 2007:46)

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



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Triaenops goodmani Samonds, 2007:46


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.


Other references:

Goodman, S. M. & Jungers, W. L. Extinct Madagascar: Picturing the island’s past. (University of Chicago Press, 2014).

Michielsen, Nathan M., Goodman, Steven M., Soarimalala, Voahangy, van der Geer, Alexandra A. E., Dávalos, Liliana M., Saville, Grace I., Upham, Nathan and Valente, Luis. (2023). The macroevolutionary impact of recent and imminent mammal extinctions on Madagascar. Nature Communications 14: 14. [Supplementary Data 1 (mammal list); Supplementary Data 6 (references)]

Samonds (Irwin), K. E. (2006). The origin and evolution of Malagasy bats: Implications of new Late Pleistocene fossils and cladistic analyses for reconstructing biogeographic history. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Anatomical Sciences, Stony Brook University, xx + 403 pp.

Werdelin, L. & Sanders, W. J. Cenozoic Mammals of Africa. (Univ of California Press, 2010).


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