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New proviverrine genus from the Early Eocene of Europe and the first phylogeny of Late Palaeocene–Middle Eocene hyaenodontidans (Mammalia)
The probable African origin of the Hyaenodontida supports the diphyletism of ‘Creodonta’ and abandonment of this taxon.
Further evidence of the African antiquity of hyaenodontid (‘Creodonta’, Mammalia) evolution
The discovery of Lahimia provides direct evidence for the antiquity of the African evolution of the Hyaenodontidae and the Koholiinae, which is representative of an old African endemic lineage, as initially recognized, is characterized by synapomorphies of LahIMia and Boualitomus, and also by a shared original prevallum/postvallid shearing.
New early Eocene vertebrate assemblage from western India reveals a mixed fauna of European and Gondwana affinities
Abstract The Ypresian Cambay Shale Formation at Vastan and Mangrol lignite mines in Gujarat, western India, has yielded a rich vertebrate fauna with numerous taxa of European affinities. Here we
New proviverrines (Hyaenodontida) from the early Eocene of Europe; phylogeny and ecological evolution of the Proviverrinae
It is indicated that the Proviverrinae diversified greatly during the Early Eocene Climatic Optimum and show a general trend towards specialization throughout the Eocene.
The hyaenodontidans from the Gour Lazib area (?Early Eocene, Algeria): implications concerning the systematics and the origin of the Hyainailourinae and Teratodontinae
A new phylogenetic analysis to question the relationships between the African, Asian, North American and European hyaenodontidans supports the endemism and originality of the Asian ‘proviverrines’ Indohyaenodon, Paratritemnodon, Kyawdawia and Yarshea and proposes a new subfamily: Indohyanodontinae.
Dental and Tarsal Anatomy of ‘Miacis’ latouri and a Phylogenetic Analysis of the Earliest Carnivoraforms (Mammalia, Carnivoramorpha)
It is proposed that the two latter genera are North American with an ancestry that involves the European Dormaalocyon; this implies a dispersal of carnivoraforms from Europe to North America near the Paleocene-Eocene boundary.
New Carnivoraforms from the Latest Paleocene of Europe and Their Bearing on the Origin and Radiation of Carnivoraformes (Carnivoramorpha, Mammalia)
The discovery of the earliest European carnivoraforms, based on two new taxa from the latest Paleocene of France and Romania, favor the hypothesis of a dispersal of these two genera from Europe to North America during the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum.
Roles of dental development and adaptation in rodent evolution.
This study finds that overexpression of Eda or Edar is sufficient to produce the longitudinal crests defining stephanodonty in transgenic laboratory mice, and demonstrates how combining development and function can help to evaluate adaptive scenarios in the evolution of new morphologies.
Evolution of the hypercarnivorous dentition in mammals (Metatheria, Eutheria) and its bearing on the development of tribosphenic molars
This study concludes that the metaconid (mesiolingual cusp of lower molars, associated with a puncturing function) does not influence cusp development of the talonid (distal crushing heel of upper molars), and provides a new example of how heterochronic changes were crucial to the evolution of mammal dentition.
Craniodental and Postcranial Morphology of Indohyaenodon raoi from the Early Eocene of India, and Its Implications for Ecology, Phylogeny, and Biogeography of Hyaenodontid Mammals
The most comprehensive phylogenetic analysis of Hyaenodontidae to date is presented, which corroborates this relationship but finds South Asian hyaenodonids to be the stem of a group that includes most African hyaENodontids.