(Large flapping wings).
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.
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.
- 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.