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Re: bat origins - the smoking gun



Basically if bats are the Omega, this taxon is the Alpha
with nothing that I know in between.

Well, a recent SVP meeting abstract mentions a very early bat with claws on all 5 fingers, so we have a psi or chi in front of that omega... :o)


A good molecular and morphological taxon, by the way.

So... extant? But Dermoptera is not it, and all (!) molecular trees say bats don't have any closer living relatives than Fer-eu-ungulata as a whole? Does this leave anything?