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Taxonavigation: Noctilionoidea 
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Ordo: Chiroptera
Subordo: Microchiroptera
Superfamilia: Noctilionoidea

Familia: Mystacinidae
Genera (1 + 1†): Mystacina – †Icarops


  • Mystacinidae Dobson, 1875
    • Original status: valid "group" Mystacinae of subfamily Molossinae
    • Type genus: Mystacina Gray, 1843

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Selected references[edit]

  • Hand, S.; Archer, M.; Godthelp, H. 2005: Australian Oligo-Miocene mystacinids (Microchiroptera): upper dentition, new taxa and divergence of New Zealand species. Geobios, 38: 339-352. doi: 10.1016/j.geobios.2003.11.005
  • Hand, S.J.; Weisbecker, V.; Beck, R.M.D.; Archer, M.; Godthelp, H.; Tennyson, A.J.D.; Worthy, T.H. 2009: Bats that walk: a new evolutionary hypothesis for the terrestrial behaviour of New Zealand's endemic mystacinids. BMC evolutionary biology, 9:169. doi: 10.1186/1471-2148-9-169
  • Hand, S.J. et al. 2013: Miocene mystacinids (Chiroptera, Noctilionoidea) indicate a long history for endemic bats in New Zealand. Journal of vertebrate paleontology, 33(6): 1442-1448. doi: 10.1080/02724634.2013.775950 reference page