Assembly of modern mammal community structure driven by Late Cretaceous dental evolution, rise of flowering plants, and dinosaur demise

@article{Chen2019AssemblyOM,
  title={Assembly of modern mammal community structure driven by Late Cretaceous dental evolution, rise of flowering plants, and dinosaur demise},
  author={Meng Chen and C. Str{\"o}mberg and G. Wilson},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences},
  year={2019},
  volume={116},
  pages={9931 - 9940}
}
Significance Amazing fossil discoveries over the last 30 years have led to the paleontological consensus that some Mesozoic mammaliaforms underwent ecomorphological diversification in the midst of dinosaurs. However, the ecological structure of Mesozoic mammaliaform communities remains unclear. Here, we quantify the ecological structure of extinct and extant small-bodied mammaliaform communities aiming to identify evolutionary and ecological drivers that have influenced those communities… Expand
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