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Temporal range: Early-Middle Eocene
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Archaeonycteridae
Genus: Archaeonycteris
Revilliod, 1917

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Archaeonycteris was a primitive bat genus whose remains were found in Germany, France, England and India.


Archaeonycteris trigonodon


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