Oldest fossil record of gliding in rodents

@article{Storch1996OldestFR,
  title={Oldest fossil record of gliding in rodents},
  author={Gerhard Storch and Burkart Engesser and Michael Wuttke},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1996},
  volume={379},
  pages={439-441}
}
EOMYIDAE is an extinct family of rodents with a wide distribution in North America, Europe and Asia1–3. Of the modern rodent groups, eomyids are most closely related to New World pocket mice (heteromyids) and pocket gophers (geomyids)4. Eomyids occurred from the late Eocene through the Pliocene, spanning a time period of about 40 million years. From Europe alone, 11 genera and about 50 species have been recognized. The time of greatest diversity was the late Oligocene and early Miocene when… 

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