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Early Miocene hippopotamids (Cetartiodactyla) constrain the phylogenetic and spatiotemporal settings of hippopotamid origin
The affinities of the Hippopotamidae are at the core of the phylogeny of Cetartiodactyla (even-toed mammals: cetaceans, ruminants, camels, suoids, and hippos). Molecular phylogenies support CetaceaExpand
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Morphology and phylogenetic relationships of the earliest known hippopotamids (Cetartiodactyla, Hippopotamidae, Kenyapotaminae)
The earliest known hippopotamids, attributed to the subfamily Kenyapotaminae, are known essentially from dental remains of two species. The first was found in the middle Miocene of Kenya, the secondExpand
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The inner ear of Diacodexis, the oldest artiodactyl mammal
We provide the first detailed description of the inner ear of the oldest artiodactyl, Diacodexis, based on a three‐dimensional reconstruction extracted from computed tomography imagery of a skull ofExpand
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Virtual endocranial cast of earliest Eocene Diacodexis (Artiodactyla, Mammalia) and morphological diversity of early artiodactyl brains
  • M. Orliac, E. Gilissen
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological…
  • 22 September 2012
The study of brain evolution, particularly that of the neocortex, is of primary interest because it directly relates to how behavioural variations arose both between and within mammalian groups.Expand
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A 60-million-year Cenozoic history of western Amazonian ecosystems in Contamana, eastern Peru
Abstract We provide a synopsis of ~ 60 million years of life history in Neotropical lowlands, based on a comprehensive survey of the Cenozoic deposits along the Quebrada Cachiyacu near Contamana inExpand
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Endocranial morphology of Palaeocene Plesiadapis tricuspidens and evolution of the early primate brain
Expansion of the brain is a key feature of primate evolution. The fossil record, although incomplete, allows a partial reconstruction of changes in primate brain size and morphology through time.Expand
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The petrosal bone of extinct Suoidea (Mammalia, Artiodactyla)
The morphology of the petrosal is often employed in mammalian systematics, yet this bone has not been described in detail for a comparative sample of extinct members of Suoidea (the cladeExpand
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The inner ear of Protungulatum (Pan-Euungulata, Mammalia)
We present new anatomical details about the bony labyrinth of Protungulatum based on micro CT-scan investigation of an isolated petrosal bone retrieved at the Puercan locality of Bug Creek AnthillsExpand
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Phylogenetic relationships of the Suidae (Mammalia, Cetartiodactyla): new insights on the relationships within Suoidea
Orliac, M. J., Antoine, P. ‐O., Ducrocq, S. (2010). Phylogenetic relationships of the Suidae (Mammalia, Cetartiodactyla): new insights on the relationships within Suoidea. —Zoologica Scripta, 39,Expand
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Infrasonic and Ultrasonic Hearing Evolved after the Emergence of Modern Whales
Mysticeti (baleen whales) and Odontoceti (toothed whales) today greatly differ in their hearing abilities: Mysticeti are presumed to be sensitive to infrasonic noises [1-3], whereas Odontoceti areExpand
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