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The Placental Mammal Ancestor and the Post–K-Pg Radiation of Placentals
Let There Be Mammals The timing of the evolution and radiation of placental mammals and their most recent common ancestor has long been debated, with many questions surrounding the relationships ofExpand
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Phylogenetic relationships among sloths (Mammalia, Xenarthra, Tardigrada): the craniodental evidence
This study is undertaken in order to evaluate specific hypotheses of relationship among extant and extinct sloths (Mammalia, Xenarthra, Tardigrada). Questions of particular interest include theExpand
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The Phylogeny of Living and Extinct Pangolins (Mammalia, Pholidota) and Associated Taxa: A Morphology Based Analysis
The present study was undertaken in order to effect a comprehensive phylogenetic analysis of the order Pholidota, examining seven of the eight currently recognized extant species (absent is ManisExpand
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The ear region of edentates and the phylogeny of the Tardigrada (Mammalia, Xenarthra)
ABSTRACT A cladistic investigation of the phylogenetic relationships among 21 extinct and extant genera of sloths (Mammalia, Xenarthra, Tardigrada) was performed on the basis of characteristics ofExpand
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The nothrotheriine sloth from riverbank deposits of the Rio Acre region of Peru in western Amazonia was originally assigned to Nothropus priscus Burmeister, 1882. Although relatively complete, withExpand
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The Phylogeny of the Myrmecophagidae (Mammalia, Xenarthra, Vermilingua) and the Relationship of Eurotamandua to the Vermilingua
A cladistic investigation of the phylogenetic relationships among the three extant anteater genera and the three undoubted extinct myrmecophagid genera is performed based upon osteologicalExpand
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Paleogene Xenarthra and the Evolution of South American Mammals
Recent studies show Xenarthra to be even more isolated systematically from other placental mammals than traditionally thought. The group not only represents 1 of 4 primary placental clades, butExpand
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Reexamination of the morphological evidence for the cohort Epitheria (Mammalia, Eutheria)
Novacek and co-workers recognized a monophyletic clade Epitheria, comprising all eutherians except edentates and the extinct palaeoryctoids, on the basis of two synapomorphies: a stirrupshaped stapesExpand
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