Large Mesozoic mammals fed on young dinosaurs

@article{Hu2005LargeMM,
  title={Large Mesozoic mammals fed on young dinosaurs},
  author={Yaoming Hu and Jin Meng and Yuanqing Wang and Chuankui Li},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2005},
  volume={433},
  pages={149-152}
}
Mesozoic mammals are commonly portrayed as shrew- or rat-sized 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… Expand
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