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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
Divergence date estimation and a comprehensive molecular tree of extant cetaceans.
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This comprehensive, time-calibrated tree provides a powerful evolutionary tool for broad-scale comparative studies of Cetacea. Expand
Relationships of Cetacea (Artiodactyla) Among Mammals: Increased Taxon Sampling Alters Interpretations of Key Fossils and Character Evolution
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The phylogenetic position of †Indohyus suggests that the cetacean stem lineage included herbivorous and carnivorous aquatic species, and the taxonomy of living and extinct artiodactylans is revised and proposes explicit node and stem-based definitions for the ingroup. Expand
Phylogeny of the Carnivoramorpha: The impact of postcranial characters
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A substantial suite of postcranial characters is added to an existing dataset dominated by cranio-dental characters, expanding the ability to assess the relationships of basal carnivoramorphan taxa, and permits the inclusion of many taxa represented only by incomplete material. Expand
The theropod furcula
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Furculae occur in nearly all major clades of theropods, as shown by new theropod specimens from the Early Cretaceous of China and a close inspection of previously collected specimens. Expand
A Reexamination of the Carnivora Malleus (Mammalia, Placentalia)
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In a subset of the carnivoran sample, it is confirmed that the elongate rostral process on the ectotympanic is continuous with the rest of the malleus through a thin osseous lamina, and this morphology is reconstructed as primitive for Carnivora. Expand
Anatomy of the Postcranial Skeleton of “Mlacis” Uintensis (Mammalia: Carnivoramorpha)
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This paper provides the first detailed description of the only known postcranial skeletal elements of “Miacis” uintensis, indicating that, in contrast to prior models suggesting arboreality for all “miacids,” at least one independent ‘descent from the trees' occurred much earlier within the array of stem carnivoramorphan taxa. Expand
A new basal Carnivoramorphan (Mammalia) from the ‘Bridger B’ (Black’s Fork member, Bridger Formation, Bridgerian Nalma, middle Eocene) of Wyoming, USA
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A new genus and species of basal non-Viverravidae Carnivoramorpha, Dawsonicyon isami, is named and described based upon DMNH 19585, an almost complete skeleton collected from the Black’s Fork Member of the Bridger Formation in southwestern Wyoming, USA. Expand
On the Cranial Osteology of the African Palm Civet, Nandinia binotata (Gray, 1830) (Mammalia, Carnivora, Feliformia)
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The external and endocranial surfaces of the skull of the African palm civet, Nandinia binotata, are described and illustrated in detail based on 30 specimens and comparisons are made with three extant carnivorans. Expand
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