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Article Reference 33 million year old Myotis (Chiroptera, Vespertilionidae) and the rapid global radiation of modern bats
The bat genus Myotis is represented by 120+ living species and 40+ extinct species and is found on every continent except Antarctica. The time of divergence of Myotis has been contentious as has the time and place of origin of its encompassing group the Vespertilionidae, the most diverse (450+ species) and widely distributed extant bat family. Fossil Myotis species are common, especially in Europe, beginning in the Miocene but earlier records are poor. Recent study of new specimens from the Belgian early Oligocene locality of Boutersem reveals the presence of a relatively large vespertilionid. Morphological comparison and phylogenetic analysis confirms that the new, large form can be confidently assigned to the genus Myotis, making this record the earliest known for that taxon and extending the temporal range of this extant genus to over 33 million years. This suggests that previously published molecular divergence dates for crown myotines (Myotis) are too young by at least 7 million years. Additionally, examination of first fossil appearance data of 1,011 extant placental mammal genera indicates that only 13 first occurred in the middle to late Paleogene (48 to 33 million years ago) and of these, six represent bats, including Myotis. Paleogene members of both major suborders of Chiroptera (Yangochiroptera and Yinpterochiroptera) include extant genera indicating early establishment of successful and long-term adaptive strategies as bats underwent an explosive radiation near the beginning of the Early Eocene Climatic Optimum in the Old World. A second bat adaptive radiation in the New World began coincident with the Mid-Miocene Climatic Optimum.
Located in Library / RBINS Staff Publications 2017
Article Reference 130 years of heavy metal pollution archived in the shell of the intertidal dog whelk, Nucella lapillus (Gastropoda, Muricidae)
Located in Library / RBINS Staff Publications 2022 OA
Article Reference 200 myr without sex
Located in Library / RBINS Staff Publications
Article Reference “Marginal” landscapes: human activity, vulnerability and resilience in the Western Taurus mountains (South West Turkey)
Located in Library / RBINS Staff Publications 2019
Article Reference 2010: The kick-off year of EGS.CO2.
Located in Library / RBINS Staff Publications
Article Reference ‘Fake widespread species’: a new mangrove Thinophilus Wahlberg from Bohol, Philippines (Diptera, Dolichopodidae) that is cryptic with a Singaporean species
Located in Library / RBINS Staff Publications 2020
Article Reference ‘Pisidian’ culture? The Classical-Hellenistic site at Düzen Tepe near Sagalassus (southwest Turkey)
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Article Reference 2500 years of charcoal production in the Low Countries: the chronology and typology of charcoal kilns and their relation with early iron production.
Located in Library / RBINS Staff Publications 2021
Book Reference «Hématite», Chapitres 1 et 2 - Autour de l’hématite / About haematite. Actes de / Acts of Jambes, 7-8/02/2013.
Located in Library / RBINS Staff Publications 2016
Book Reference «Hématite», Chapitres 3 à 5 - Autour de l’hématite / About haematite. Actes de / Acts of Jambes, 7-8/02/2013.
Located in Library / RBINS Staff Publications 2016