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bat origins - the smoking gun
While it is true, there are no obvious pre-bats in the fossil record or
among living mammals, in just a few days of research I was able to find
a non-bat taxon with a set of characters leading to -- and one character
(at least) otherwise restricted to -- bats. Basically if bats are the
Omega, this taxon is the Alpha with nothing that I know in between. A
good molecular and morphological taxon, by the way.
While I work up a web page to offer an hypothesis, I just thought I'd
toss this hand grenade into the crowd to see it anyone else wants to
play with it, knowing that there is something out there.