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Giant extinct bat burrowing bat fossil discovered in New Zealand

An artist’s impression of a New Zealand burrowing bat, Mystacina robusta, that went extinct last century. The new fossil find, Vulcanops jennyworthyae, that lived millions of years ago in New Zealand, is an ancient relative of burrowing or short-tailed bats. (CREDIT: Illustration by Gavin Mouldey.) Fossilized remains of a giant burrowing bat, which lived on New Zealand between 16 and ...

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