Haramiyids and Triassic mammalian evolution

  title={Haramiyids and Triassic mammalian evolution},
  author={Farish A. Jenkins and Stephen M. Gatesy and Neil H. Shubin and William W. Amaral},
Isolated teeth referred to the family Haramiyidae are among the earliest known fossil evidence of mammals. First discovered in European Late Triassic deposits a century and a half ago1, har-amiyids have been interpreted as related to multituberculates2–7, a diverse and widespread lineage that occupied a rodent-like niche from the Late Jurassic to the Early Tertiary. Nonetheless, haramiyid relationships have remained enigmatic8,9 because the orientation and position of the teeth in the upper or… 

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