Named By: Nancy B. Simmons; Erik R. Seiffert & Gregg F. Gunnell - 2016.
Classification: Chordata, Mammalia, Boreoeutheria, Scrotifera, Chiroptera.
Species: A. knightae (type).
Size: Uncertain due to lack of remains.
Known locations: Egypt.
Time period: Late Eocene.
Fossil representation: Partial skull remains.
Aegyptonycteris is a genus of bat that lived in Egypt during the Eocene. Though only known form partial remains, Aegyptonycteris seems to have had an omnivorous diet, revealing that as the bats evolved, they were relatively quick to adapt to different ecological niches.
- A New Family of Large Omnivorous Bats (Mammalia, Chiroptera) from the Late Eocene of the Fayum Depression, Egypt, with Comments on Use of the Name "Eochiroptera". - American Museum Novitates. 3857: 1–43. - Nancy B. Simmons; Erik R. Seiffert & Gregg F. Gunnell - 2016.