Sac-winged bats, sheath-tailed bats, and relatives

Sac-winged bats, sheath-tailed bats, and relatives

Order : Chiroptera
Family : Emballonuridae

 

Animals in the family Emballonuridae

Northern ghost bat
Facts about the family Emballonuridae, the sac-winged bats, sheath-tailed bats, and relatives

Emballonuridae is an old lineage, stretching back at least to the mid Eocene, and probably further.

Like many families of Chiroptera, Emballonuridae is monophyletic (Simmons, 1998; Table 1), but relationships within the family are unclear.

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