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Short-tailed bat fossil

Short-tailed bat fossil

A few bat fossils have been retrieved from caves and sand dunes in New Zealand. This specimen in Gardner’s Gut Cave, Waitomo, appears to have died while hanging on the wall.

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Veronika Meduna, 'Bats - Lesser short-tailed bats and long-tailed bats', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 July 2024)

Story by Veronika Meduna, published 24 Sep 2007