Philisidae is an extinct family of bats of the suborder Microchiroptera that lived between the Eocene to the Late Miocene in the continent of Africa.


Currently are know the following genera:[1][2][3][4]


  1. ^ Sigé, B. 1985. Les chiroptères oligocènes du Fayum, Egypte. Geologica et Palaeontologica, 19:161- 189.
  2. ^ Sigé, B. 1991. Rhinolophoidea et Vespertilionoidea (Chiroptera) du Chambi (Eocène inférieur de Tunisie)–Aspects biostratigraphique, biogéographique et paléoécologique de l'origine des chiroptères modernes. Neue Jahrbücher für Geologie und Paläontologie Abhandlungen, 182:355–376.
  3. ^ Gunnell, Gregg F.; Simons, Elwyn L.; Seiffert, Erik R. (2008). "New bats (Mammalia: Chiroptera from the late Eocene and early Oligocene, Fayum Depression, Egypt". Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 28 (1): 1–11. doi:10.1671/0272-4634(2008)28[1:NBMCFT]2.0.CO;2. 
  4. ^ Anthony Ravel, Laurent Marivaux, Rodolphe Tabuce, Mustapha Ben Haj Ali, El Mabrouk Essid and Monique Vianey-Liaud (2012). "A new large philisid (Mammalia, Chiroptera, Vespertilionoidea) from the late Early Eocene of Chambi, Tunisia". Palaeontology 55 (5): 1035–1041. doi:10.1111/j.1475-4983.2012.01160.x. 
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