Name: Witwatia ‭(‬Large flapping wings‭)‬.
Phonetic: Wit-wat-e-ah.
Named By: Gregg F.‭ ‬Gunnell,‭ ‬Elwyn L.‭ ‬Simons‭ & ‬Erik R.‭ ‬Seiffert‭ ‬-‭ ‬2008.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Mammalia,‭ ‬Chiroptera,‭ ‬Microchiroptera,‭ ‬Philisidae.
Species: W.‭ ‬schlosseri‭ (‬type‭)‬,‭ ‬W.‭ ‬eremicus and W.‭ ‬sigei.
Diet: Insectivore‭?
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: Egypt and Tunisia.
Time period: Priabonian of the Eocene.
Fossil representation: Lower jaws and teeth.

       Witwatia is a genus of bat that at the time of writing only known to have inhabited North Africa during the late Eocene.‭ ‬The type species,‭ ‬W.‭ ‬schlosseri as well as W.‭ ‬eremicus are both known from the Birket Qarun Formation of Egypt.‭ ‬A third species named in‭ ‬2012,‭ ‬W.‭ ‬sigei,‭ ‬is known from Tunisia.

Further reading
-‭ ‬New bats‭ (‬Mammalia:‭ ‬Chiroptera from the late Eocene and early Oligocene,‭ ‬Fayum Depression,‭ ‬Egypt‭ ‬-‭ ‬Gregg F.‭ ‬Gunnell,‭ ‬Elwyn L.‭ ‬Simons‭ & ‬Erik R.‭ ‬Seiffert‭ ‬-‭ ‬2008.
-‭ ‬A new large philisid‭ (‬Mammalia,‭ ‬Chiroptera,‭ ‬Vespertilionoidea‭) ‬from the late Early Eocene of Chambi,‭ ‬Tunisia‭ ‬-‭ ‬2012.


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