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A new species of bat (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) from the early Oligocene global cooling period, Brule Formation, North Dakota, USA

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dc.contributor.author Czaplewski, Nicholas en
dc.contributor.author Person, Jeff en
dc.contributor.author Boyd, Clint en
dc.contributor.author Emry, Robert en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-03-02T21:45:53Z
dc.date.available 2020-03-02T21:45:53Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.citation Czaplewski, Nicholas, Person, Jeff, Boyd, Clint, and Emry, Robert. 2019. "<a href="http://palaeovertebrata.com/articles/view/376">A new species of bat (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) from the early Oligocene global cooling period, Brule Formation, North Dakota, USA</a>." <em>Palaeovertebrata</em>. 42 (2):e2. <a href="https://doi.org/10.18563/pv.42.2.e2">https://doi.org/10.18563/pv.42.2.e2</a> en
dc.identifier.issn 0031-0247
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10088/104588
dc.description.abstract We report the first confirmed fossil bats from North Dakota, including a new species referable to the Vespertilionidae represented by a maxilla with P4-M3 from the Brule Formation, Fitterer Ranch local fauna, early Oligocene, Whitneyan North American Land Mammal Age. Unassociated postcranial fragments of the humerus and femur also represent a vespertilionoid, but appear to reflect a different, unidentified species. The new taxon, Quinetia frigidaria sp. nov., is referred to the genus Quinetia, previously known only from approximately contemporaneous deposits in Europe. The new species is larger than Quinetia misonnei from the early Oligocene of Belgium. It is similar in some morphological characters to Chadronycteris rabenae (Chiroptera incertae sedis) of the late Eocene (Chadronian) of northwestern Nebraska and to Stehlinia species (?Palaeochiropterygidae) from the Eocene and Oligocene of Europe, but differs from each in morphological details of the dentition and maxilla. An unassociated talonid of a lower molar from Fitterer Ranch shows myotodont morphology, unlike the nyctalodont lower molars in Q. misonnei, and thus represents a second chiropteran taxon in the fauna. Quinetia frigidaria is a member of a Paleogene radiation of bats near the low point of the Eocene-early Oligocene decline in global temperatures, increased seasonal aridity, and loss of tropical floras from midlatitude North America. en
dc.relation.ispartof Palaeovertebrata en
dc.title A new species of bat (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) from the early Oligocene global cooling period, Brule Formation, North Dakota, USA en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.srbnumber 153725
dc.identifier.doi 10.18563/pv.42.2.e2
rft.jtitle Palaeovertebrata
rft.volume 42
rft.issue 2
rft.spage e2
dc.description.SIUnit NMNH en
dc.description.SIUnit NH-Paleobiology en
dc.citation.spage e2
dc.relation.url http://palaeovertebrata.com/articles/view/376


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