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THE OSTEOLOGY OF RHOMBOMYLUS (MAMMALIA, GLIRES): IMPLICATIONS FOR PHYLOGENY AND EVOLUTION OF GLIRES
This study consists of a taxonomic revision of the genus, a detailed description of the osteological morphology, extensive analyses on morphological characters, analyses on phylogeny, discussions on divergence time of the Glires, and analyses on functional morphology of mastication and locomotion.
A euprimate skull from the early Eocene of China
A partially preserved euprimate skull with nearly complete upper and lower dentition is described, which represents a new species of Teilhardina and constitutes the first discovery of the genus in Asia and suggests that the last common ancestor of euprimates was probably a small, diurnal, visually oriented predator.
A new symmetrodont mammal from China and its implications for mammalian evolution
This analysis suggests that this new taxon represents a part of the early therian radiation before the divergence of living marsupials and placentals; that therians and multituberculates are more closely related to each other than either group is to other mammalian lineages.
Transitional mammalian middle ear from a new Cretaceous Jehol eutriconodont
This transitional mammalianmiddle ear narrows the morphological gap between the mandibular middle ear in basal mammaliaforms and the definitive mammalian middle ear of extant mammals; it reveals complex changes contributing to the detachment of ear ossicles during mammalian evolution.
Large Mesozoic mammals fed on young dinosaurs
- Yaoming Hu, J. Meng, Yuanqing Wang, Chuankui Li
- Environmental Science, GeographyNature
- 13 January 2005
A new species of triconodont mammal is reported, represented by a skeleton with most of the skull and postcranium preserved in articulation and stomach contents associated with a skeleton of R. robustus reveal remains of a juvenile Psittacosaurus, a ceratopsian dinosaur.
An Ossified Meckel's Cartilage in Two Cretaceous Mammals and Origin of the Mammalian Middle Ear
The evidence shows that brain expansion may not be the initial factor that caused the separation of postdentary bones from the dentary as middle ear ossicles during mammalian evolution.
A Mesozoic gliding mammal from northeastern China
- J. Meng, Yaoming Hu, Yuanqing Wang, Xiaolin Wang, Chuankui Li
- Environmental Science, BiologyNature
- 14 December 2006
A new Mesozoic mammal from Inner Mongolia, China, is reported that represents a previously unknown group characterized by a highly specialized insectivorous dentition and a sizable patagium (flying membrane) for gliding flight.
The ossified Meckel's cartilage and internal groove in Mesozoic mammaliaforms: implications to origin of the definitive mammalian middle ear
These specimens provide direct evidence for the function of the internal groove which is commonly present in the dentary of early mammals and their relatives and supports the assumption that a persistent or ossified Meckel's cartilage has been present in adults of the common ancestor of mammals.
New basal eutherian mammal from the Early Cretaceous Jehol biota, Liaoning, China
- Yaoming Hu, J. Meng, Chuankui Li, Yuanqing Wang
- BiologyProceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological…
- 22 January 2010
The morphological differences between Acristatherium and Eomaia indicate that eutherians already had a significant degree of generic diversification ca 125 Ma, and place A. yanensis as the most basal eutherian in the selected group.
GOBIOLAGUS (LAGOMORPHA, MAMMALIA) FROM EOCENE ULA USU, INNER MONGOLIA, AND COMMENTS ON EOCENE LAGOMORPHS OF ASIA
Lagomorph specimens collected in 1925 by the Central Asiatic Expedition from the late middle Eocene Shara Murun Formation at Ula Usu, Shara Murun Region of Inner Mongolia, are described. These…