Mystacinidae


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Mystacinidae

[‚mis·tə′sin·ə‚dē]
(vertebrate zoology)
A monospecific family of insectivorous bats (Chiroptera) containing the New Zealand short-tailed bat; hindlegs and body are stout, and fur is thick.
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The lesser short-tailed bat (Mystacina tuberculata) is the sole surviving member of the family Mystacinidae in New Zealand (5).
distributions of the families Rhinolophidae, Mystacinidae,
There are no native terrestrial mammals in New Zealand, except for an endemic family of bats, the Mystacinidae, which contains two species, Mystacina tuberculata and the apparently extinct M.