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Re: BATS- Any among the dinosaurs?



Betty Cunningham wrote:

> the earliest known bat fossil appears in the back of PTERASAURS by
> Wellnhofer.  AFAIK it is still the oldest bat.  And remains as advanced
> as any modern mircobat with echolocation abilities and a fully modern
> skeleton.

_Icaronycteris_ is the oldest well-known bat fossil -- at 50 MYA, it's late
Paleocene.  Carroll's 1988 text mentions scattered teeth that look batlike and
are older.

-- Jon W.