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Les traces de pas d'amphibiens, de dinosaures et autres reptiles du Mesozoïque Français
About the genus Propachynolophus Lemoine 1891
A pangolin from the French Quercy phosphorites
La palichnofaune de vertébrés tétrapodes du permien supérieur du Bassin de Lodève .
Révision des Rhombodontidae (Neoselachii Batomorphii) des bassins à phosphate du Maroc
New Late Miocene plecotine bats (Chiroptera, Vespertilionidae: Plecotini) from Gritsev, UkraineBarbastella; bats; late Neogene; Mammalia; Plecotus
The Late Miocene site of Gritsev (MN 9, Ukraine) has yielded a very rich bat fauna, the remains of which are well preserved. Compared to other Neogene bat assemblages of Europe, the Gritsev bat community is unique in preserving plecotine bats, which are rare from Neogene sites. Some peculiar and new bat species, including a large plecotin Otonycteris, already were described from the Gritsev mammal site. Here we report new records of small plecotin bats from Gritsev, including a new taxon, Barbastella maxima nov. sp. This is the earliest reliable fossil record of this genus and it differs from more recent species of Barbastella in being considerably larger. The evolutionary patterns in the odontology within the tribe Plecotini, supported by biostratigraphical distribution of fossil records of Plecotus are discussed. The morphological peculiarities of the new fossils of plecotine bats from Gritsev are discussed in connection with its possible taxonomical affinity.