Analysis of Molar Structure and Phylogeny of Docodont Genera

  title={Analysis of Molar Structure and Phylogeny of Docodont Genera},
  author={Zhe‐Xi Luo and Thomas Martin},
Abstract Docodonts are a Mesozoic mammal group (Synapsida: Mammaliaformes) with a fossil record from the Middle Jurassic to the late Early Cretaceous. With highly distinctive molars for both shearing and grinding functions, docodonts are inferred to have diverse dietary adaptations, including insectivory, omnivory, and even carnivory. This group also offers the earliest-known case of mammalian swimming adaptation; at least two docodonts are inferred to have occupied a semi-aquatic niche. Here… 

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