New Zealand short-tailed bats

New Zealand short-tailed bats

Order : Chiroptera
Family : Mystacinidae

 

Facts about the family Mystacinidae, the New Zealand short-tailed bats

A basal position for Mystacinidae is congruent with Rag2 data.

Analyses not susceptible to long-branch attraction suggest that the Mystacinidae is a sister family to the Phyllostomidae.

FAMILY MYSTACINIDAE The family Mystacinidae is a distinctive southern lineage represented by the endemic New Zealand genus Mystacina, which contains only a single surviving species, the lesser short-tailed bat Mystacina tuberculata.

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