Large Mesozoic mammals fed on young dinosaurs

  title={Large Mesozoic mammals fed on young dinosaurs},
  author={Ricardo B. R. Azevedo and Rolf Lohaus and Volker Braun and Markus Gumbel and Muralikrishna Umamaheshwar and Paul-Michael Agapow and Wouter Houthoofd and Ute Platzer and Ga{\"e}tan Borgonie and Hans-Peter Meinzer and Armand M. Leroi},
Mesozoic mammals are commonly portrayed as shrewor ratsized animals that were mainly insectivorous, probably nocturnal and lived in the shadow of dinosaurs. The largest known Mesozoic mammal represented by substantially complete remains is Repenomamus robustus, a triconodont mammal from the Lower Cretaceous of Liaoning, China. An adult individual of R. robustus was the size of a Virginia opossum. Here we report a new species of the genus, represented by a skeleton with most of the skull and… CONTINUE READING
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