A Nearly Complete Skeleton of Ernanodon (Mammalia, Palaeanodonta) from Mongolia: Morphofunctional Analysis

  title={A Nearly Complete Skeleton of Ernanodon (Mammalia, Palaeanodonta) from Mongolia: Morphofunctional Analysis},
  author={Peter Kondrashov and Alexandre K. Agadjanian},
ABSTRACT Ernanodon, one of the most enigmatic Asian fossil mammals, was previously known by a single specimen from the late Paleocene (Nongshanian) of China. Here we document the first record of Ernanodon from Mongolia, represented by a nearly complete skeleton from the late Paleocene (Gashatan) of the Naran Bulak locality. The new material provides an opportunity to understand the lifestyle and habits of this rare mammal and reevaluate the arguments used to establish the phylogenetic… 

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FIGURE 1. Anterior views of right (A) and left (B) humeri reportedly belonging to Ernanodon antelios, IVPP (Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Beijing, China) Cat. no. V5596.


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