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meaning: "Large flapping wings"
Named By: Gregg F. Gunnell, Elwyn L. Simons & Erik R. Seiffert in 2008
Time Period: 37-33 Ma Eocene
Location: Egypt and Tunisia
Size: Unavailable
Diet: Insectivore
Fossil(s): Lower jaws and teeth
Classification: | Chordata | Mammalia | Chiroptera | Microchiroptera | Philisidae |

Witwatia (from the Egyptian Arabic Wit Wat meaning "large, flapping wings") is an extinct genus of giant bat that contained two species which lived in the Al Fayyum in Egypt during the late Eocene (Priabonian epoch) and one species which lived in Tunisia during the early Eocene. It is known from a lower jaw and teeth. Three species have been named: the type species W. schlosseri, W. eremicus and W. sigei.

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