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Les traces de pas d'amphibiens, de dinosaures et autres reptiles du Mesozoïque Français
Révision des Rhombodontidae (Neoselachii Batomorphii) des bassins à phosphate du Maroc
Evolution et extinction des reptiles marins au Mésozoïque
A new stem hystricognathous rodent from the Eocene of Tunisia
Physogaleus hemmooriensis, a new shark species from the early to middle Miocene of the north sea basin
First record of the genus Megaderma Geoffroy (Microchiroptera: Megadermatidae) from Australia.Australia; Chiroptera; Megaderma; Megadermatidae; Pliocene; Rackham's Roost Site; Riversleigh
Cite this article: Hand S. J., 1995. First record of the genus Megaderma Geoffroy (Microchiroptera: Megadermatidae) from Australia. Palaeovertebrata 24 (1-2): 47-66.
A new Tertiary megadermatid is described from Rackham's Roost Site, a Pliocene limestone cave deposit on Riversleigh Station, northwestern Queensland, Australia. It appears to represent the ﬁrst Australian record of Megaderma GEOFFROY, 1810, a genus otherwise known from Tertiary African and European taxa and the living Asian species M. spasma (LINNAEUS, 1758) and M. (Lyroderma) lyra PETERS, 1872. Megademza richardsi n. sp. is one of the smallest megademiatids known. It exhibits a mixture of plesiomorphic and autapomorphic features, the latter appearing to exclude it from being ancestral to any living megadermatid. The new species is one of eight megadermatids identiﬁed from the Australian fossil record, most of which are referable to Macroderma MILLER, 1906.
Published in Vol. 24, Fasc. 1-2 (1995)