Meet Vulcanops, Giant Burrowing Bat and Ghost of Gondwana

Where might you expect to find fossils of a giant burrowing bat, three times bigger than today's average bat? Why, in St. Bathans, New Zealand, of course. Vulcanops jennyworthyae, which lived more than 15 million years ago, tells a fascinating story of a lost world. No offense to Jenny Worthy, the team member honored in the new fossil bat's species name, but I'm going to call this little beauty by its genus name, Vulcanops, coincidentally the first new bat genus discovered in New Zealan

Meet Vulcanops, Giant Burrowing Bat and Ghost of Gondwana

Thu 11 Jan 18 from Discover Magazine

Giant bat: Remains of extinct burrowing bat found in New Zealand

The newly found bat is said to be three times the size of an average bat today.

Thu 11 Jan 18 from BBC News

Giant extinct burrowing bat discovered in New Zealand

The fossilized remains of a giant burrowing bat that lived in New Zealand millions of years ago have been found by a UNSW Sydney-led international team of scientists.

Wed 10 Jan 18 from Phys.org

Giant extinct burrowing bat discovered in New Zealand, Wed 10 Jan 18 from ScienceDaily

Giant extinct burrowing bat discovered in New Zealand, Wed 10 Jan 18 from Eurekalert

Giant extinct burrowing bat discovered in New Zealand, Wed 10 Jan 18 from AlphaGalileo

Giant extinct bat burrowing bat fossil discovered in New Zealand

Fossilized remains of a giant burrowing bat, which lived on New Zealand between 16 and 19-million-years ago, have been found stunning an international team of scientists.

Fri 12 Jan 18 from FOXNews

Extinct Burrowing Bat Discovered, and It Was Giant

The prehistoric mammal lived in modern-day New Zealand millions of years ago.

Fri 12 Jan 18 from National Geographic

Giant, ancient bat discovered in New Zealand could walk on all fours

The extinct species offers a glimpse into New Zealand's long-lost mammal fauna.

Thu 11 Jan 18 from ZME Science

Giant burrowing BAT fossil found in new zealand

The extinct bat was about three times the size of an average bat today. The fossilized remains of the 19 million year old burrowing bat were found in New Zealand.

Wed 10 Jan 18 from Daily Mail

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