First cranial remains of a gondwanatherian mammal reveal remarkable mosaicism

@article{Krause2014FirstCR,
  title={First cranial remains of a gondwanatherian mammal reveal remarkable mosaicism},
  author={David W. Krause and Simone Hoffmann and John R. Wible and E. Christopher Kirk and Julia A. Schultz and Wighart Von Koenigswald and Joseph R. Groenke and James B. Rossie and Patrick M. O’Connor and Erik R. Seiffert and Elizabeth R. Dumont and Waymon L. Holloway and Raymond R. Rogers and Lydia J. Rahantarisoa and Addison D. Kemp and Haingoson Andriamialison},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2014},
  volume={515},
  pages={512-517}
}
Previously known only from isolated teeth and lower jaw fragments recovered from the Cretaceous and Palaeogene of the Southern Hemisphere, the Gondwanatheria constitute the most poorly known of all major mammaliaform radiations. Here we report the discovery of the first skull material of a gondwanatherian, a complete and well-preserved cranium from Upper Cretaceous strata in Madagascar that we assign to a new genus and species. Phylogenetic analysis strongly supports its placement within… 
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