Kōrero: Bats

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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Private collection
Photograph by T. H. Worthy

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Veronika Meduna, 'Bats - Lesser short-tailed bats and long-tailed bats', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/9750/short-tailed-bat-fossil (accessed 16 August 2020)

He kōrero nā Veronika Meduna, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007