New evidence for mammaliaform ear evolution and feeding adaptation in a Jurassic ecosystem

@article{Luo2017NewEF,
  title={New evidence for mammaliaform ear evolution and feeding adaptation in a Jurassic ecosystem},
  author={Z. Luo and Qing-jin Meng and David M. Grossnickle and D. Liu and A. I. Neander and Yu-guang Zhang and Q. Ji},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2017},
  volume={548},
  pages={326-329}
}
  • Z. Luo, Qing-jin Meng, +4 authors Q. Ji
  • Published 2017
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • Stem mammaliaforms are forerunners to modern mammals, and they achieved considerable ecomorphological diversity in their own right. Recent discoveries suggest that eleutherodontids, a subclade of Haramiyida, were more species-rich during the Jurassic period in Asia than previously recognized. Here we report a new Jurassic eleutherodontid mammaliaform with an unusual mosaic of highly specialized characteristics, and the results of phylogenetic analyses that support the hypothesis that… CONTINUE READING
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