Temporal niche expansion in mammals from a nocturnal ancestor after dinosaur extinction

@article{Maor2017TemporalNE,
  title={Temporal niche expansion in mammals from a nocturnal ancestor after dinosaur extinction},
  author={Roi Maor and Tamar Dayan and Henry Ferguson-Gow and Kate E. Jones},
  journal={Nature Ecology \& Evolution},
  year={2017},
  volume={1},
  pages={1889-1895}
}
Most modern mammals, including strictly diurnal species, exhibit sensory adaptations to nocturnal activity that are thought to be the result of a prolonged nocturnal phase or ‘bottleneck’ during early mammalian evolution. Nocturnality may have allowed mammals to avoid antagonistic interactions with diurnal dinosaurs during the Mesozoic. However, understanding the evolution of mammalian activity patterns is hindered by scant and ambiguous fossil evidence. While ancestral reconstructions of… 

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