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The Placental Mammal Ancestor and the Post–K-Pg Radiation of Placentals
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A phylogenetic tree shows that crown clade Placentalia and placental orders originated after the K-Pg boundary, but phenomic signals overturn molecular signals to show Sundatheria (Dermoptera + Scandentia) as the sister taxon of Primates, a close link between Proboscidea and Sirenia (sea cows), and the monophyly of echolocating Chiroptera (bats). Expand
THE OSTEOLOGY OF RHOMBOMYLUS (MAMMALIA, GLIRES): IMPLICATIONS FOR PHYLOGENY AND EVOLUTION OF GLIRES
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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. Expand
Stem Lagomorpha and the Antiquity of Glires
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The results support the hypothesis that rodents and lagomorphs radiated during the Cenozoic and diverged from other placental mammals close to the Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary. Expand
Osseous inner ear structures and hearing in early marsupials and placentals
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Qualitative and quantitative analyses show that, with a typical therian inner ear, Late Cretaceous marsupials and placentals were probably capable of high-frequency hearing. Expand
The Morphology of Tribosphenomys (Rodentiaformes, Mammalia): Phylogenetic Implications for Basal Glires
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The results of the analyses confirm the outgroup placement of Tribosphenomys relative to Rodentia (in the crown-clade restricted sense of that name), and include a sister-group pairing of lagomorphs and rodents (Glires), with various extinct taxa interposed as sequential outgroups to each of these crown clades. Expand
Transitional mammalian middle ear from a new Cretaceous Jehol eutriconodont
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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. Expand
The oldest known primate skeleton and early haplorhine evolution
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A nearly complete and partly articulated skeleton of a primitive haplorhine primate from the early Eocene of China, about 55 million years ago, is reported, the oldest fossil primate of this quality ever recovered and further constrains the age of divergence between tarsiiforms and anthropoids. Expand
Faunal turnovers of Palaeogene mammals from the Mongolian Plateau
Most orders and many families of modern mammals were established during the Palaeogene. Mammalian evolution during this period of time has been correlated with global climatic events, although theExpand
Three new Jurassic euharamiyidan species reinforce early divergence of mammals
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The phylogeny suggests that allotherian mammals evolved from a Late Triassic Haramiyavia-like ancestor and diversified into euharamiyidans and multituberculates with a cosmopolitan distribution, implying homologous acquisition of many craniodental and postcranial features in the two groups. Expand
Monotreme affinities and low-frequency hearing suggested by multituberculate ear
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The discovery of a multituberculate ectotympanic bone, associated with the malleus in original life position, from two exquisitely preserved auditory regions, documents incorporation of the angular and prearticular bones into the middle ear of multituberculated mammals, favouring the hypothesized single origin of the ossicular chain in mammals. Expand
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