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A pangolin from the French Quercy phosphorites
Abstract book of the 18th Conference of the EAVP
FOSSIL SELACHIANS FROM THE BANDAH FORMATION
New elephant cranium from early Pliocene Ileret, Kenya
Early adaptive radiation of Theridomorpha
First record of the genus Megaderma Geoffroy (Microchiroptera: Megadermatidae) from Australia.Australia; Chiroptera; Megaderma; Megadermatidae; Pliocene; Rackham's Roost Site; Riversleigh
Cite this article: Hand S. J., 1995. First record of the genus Megaderma Geoffroy (Microchiroptera: Megadermatidae) from Australia. Palaeovertebrata 24 (1-2): 47-66.
A new Tertiary megadermatid is described from Rackham's Roost Site, a Pliocene limestone cave deposit on Riversleigh Station, northwestern Queensland, Australia. It appears to represent the ﬁrst Australian record of Megaderma GEOFFROY, 1810, a genus otherwise known from Tertiary African and European taxa and the living Asian species M. spasma (LINNAEUS, 1758) and M. (Lyroderma) lyra PETERS, 1872. Megademza richardsi n. sp. is one of the smallest megademiatids known. It exhibits a mixture of plesiomorphic and autapomorphic features, the latter appearing to exclude it from being ancestral to any living megadermatid. The new species is one of eight megadermatids identiﬁed from the Australian fossil record, most of which are referable to Macroderma MILLER, 1906.
Published in Vol. 24, Fasc. 1-2 (1995)