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Earliest evolution of multituberculate mammals revealed by a new Jurassic fossil.
Science. 2013 Aug 16; 341(6147):779-83.Sci

Abstract

Multituberculates were successful herbivorous mammals and were more diverse and numerically abundant than any other mammal groups in Mesozoic ecosystems. The clade also developed diverse locomotor adaptations in the Cretaceous and Paleogene. We report a new fossil skeleton from the Late Jurassic of China that belongs to the basalmost multituberculate family. Dental features of this new Jurassic multituberculate show omnivorous adaptation, and its well-preserved skeleton sheds light on ancestral skeletal features of all multituberculates, especially the highly mobile joints of the ankle, crucial for later evolutionary success of multituberculates in the Cretaceous and Paleogene.

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Institute of Geology, Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences, Beijing, China.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

23950536

Citation

Yuan, Chong-Xi, et al. "Earliest Evolution of Multituberculate Mammals Revealed By a New Jurassic Fossil." Science (New York, N.Y.), vol. 341, no. 6147, 2013, pp. 779-83.
Yuan CX, Ji Q, Meng QJ, et al. Earliest evolution of multituberculate mammals revealed by a new Jurassic fossil. Science. 2013;341(6147):779-83.
Yuan, C. X., Ji, Q., Meng, Q. J., Tabrum, A. R., & Luo, Z. X. (2013). Earliest evolution of multituberculate mammals revealed by a new Jurassic fossil. Science (New York, N.Y.), 341(6147), 779-83. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1237970
Yuan CX, et al. Earliest Evolution of Multituberculate Mammals Revealed By a New Jurassic Fossil. Science. 2013 Aug 16;341(6147):779-83. PubMed PMID: 23950536.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Earliest evolution of multituberculate mammals revealed by a new Jurassic fossil. AU - Yuan,Chong-Xi, AU - Ji,Qiang, AU - Meng,Qing-Jin, AU - Tabrum,Alan R, AU - Luo,Zhe-Xi, PY - 2013/8/17/entrez PY - 2013/8/21/pubmed PY - 2013/8/24/medline SP - 779 EP - 83 JF - Science (New York, N.Y.) JO - Science VL - 341 IS - 6147 N2 - Multituberculates were successful herbivorous mammals and were more diverse and numerically abundant than any other mammal groups in Mesozoic ecosystems. The clade also developed diverse locomotor adaptations in the Cretaceous and Paleogene. We report a new fossil skeleton from the Late Jurassic of China that belongs to the basalmost multituberculate family. Dental features of this new Jurassic multituberculate show omnivorous adaptation, and its well-preserved skeleton sheds light on ancestral skeletal features of all multituberculates, especially the highly mobile joints of the ankle, crucial for later evolutionary success of multituberculates in the Cretaceous and Paleogene. SN - 1095-9203 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/23950536/Earliest_evolution_of_multituberculate_mammals_revealed_by_a_new_Jurassic_fossil_ L2 - http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/pmidlookup?view=long&pmid=23950536 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -