The First Record of Late Miocene Bat from European Russia

Valentina V. Rossina, Sergey V. Kruskop, Aleksey S. Tesakov, Vadim V. Titov
2006 Acta Zoologica Cracoviensia - Series A Vertebrata  
of Late Miocene Bat from European Russia. Acta zoologica cracoviensia, 49A(1-2): 125-133. Abstract. A single bone fragment of a Vespertilionine bat was discovered in the rich Late Turolian (MN12-13) vertebrate fauna of Morskaya 2 site near Taganrog (Sea of Azov region). This is the first record of bat remains from Late Miocene deposits of the European Russia. The morphology of the discovered fossil, represented by mandibular fragment with two molars, resembles the recent genera Vespertilio and
more » ... ptesicus. Comparative analysis with recent and fossil species of these two taxa allows us to assign this fossil to Vespertilio cf. villanyiensis.
doi:10.3409/000000006783995535 fatcat:ehr2krrzynci5etmtvtbaqog6a