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Curr Biol. 1998 Apr 9;8(8):R284-7.

Early mammals: teeth, jaws and finally a skeleton!

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Department of Vertebrate Paleontology, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, New York 10024-5192, USA.


Suprising new fossils - a skeleton and a jaw - give us a much clearer picture of mammals that lived during the time of non-avian dinosaurs; the new finds illuminate the early evolution of the lineage leading to modern mammals, and challenge traditional understanding of placental mammal evolution and biogeography.

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