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Temporal range: 54.6Ma Early Eocene
Hand, Novacek, Godthelp & Archer, 1994
Australonycteris is a monotypic extinct genus of microchiropteran bat with the single species Australonycteris clarkae. The species is known from fragmentary remains found at the Murgon fossil site, in south-eastern Queensland, dating to the early Eocene, 54.6 million years ago. It is one of the oldest bats in the world, and inhabited forests and swampy areas, with a diet of insects and probably even small fish.
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