Impacts of the Cretaceous Terrestrial Revolution and KPg Extinction on Mammal Diversification

@article{Meredith2011ImpactsOT,
  title={Impacts of the Cretaceous Terrestrial Revolution and KPg Extinction on Mammal Diversification},
  author={R Meredith and Jan E. Janecka and John Gatesy and Oliver A. Ryder and Colleen Anne Fisher and Emma C. Teeling and Alisha M Goodbla and Eduardo Eizirik and Taiz Leonor Lopes Sim{\~a}o and Tanja Stadler and Daniel L. Rabosky and Rodney L. Honeycutt and John J. Flynn and Colleen M Ingram and Cynthia C. Steiner and Tiffani L. Williams and T J Robinson and Angela Burk-Herrick and Michael Westerman and Nadia A. Ayoub and Mark S Springer and William J. Murphy},
  journal={Science},
  year={2011},
  volume={334},
  pages={521 - 524}
}
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