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dc.contributor.authorAsher, Robert
dc.contributor.editorZachos, Frank
dc.contributor.editorAsher, Robert
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-08T06:33:00Z
dc.date.available2018-09-08T06:33:00Z
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/279866
dc.description.abstractAs with any crown group, Mammalia is defined by extinction, and comprises all descendants of the common ancestor shared by the three synapsid lineages that happen to exist today: monotremes, marsupials, and placentals. A more inclusive, apomorphy-defined synapsid clade is Mammaliaformes, composed of all descendants of the first synapsid to evolve a functional, squamosal-dentary jaw joint. In addition to Mammalia, Mammaliaformes includes Adelobasileus, Sinoconodon, morganucodonts, docodonts, and haramiyids (see chapters by Angielczyk & Kammerer and Martin, this volume). My goal in this chapter is to outline the crown clade Mammalia, to describe its major constituents, to trace how the core ideas on mammalian evolution and interrelations have developed since the early 20th century, and to summarize how certain fossil groups are related to extant, high-level clades, with an emphasis on Placentalia.
dc.publisherDe Gruyter
dc.titleDiversity and Relationships within Crown Mammalia
dc.typeBook chapter
prism.endingPage351
prism.publicationNameMammalian Evolution, Diversity and Systematics
prism.startingPage301
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.27234
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-02-16
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dc.contributor.orcidAsher, Robert [0000-0002-4434-9074]
dc.contributor.orcidAsher, Robert [0000-0002-4434-9074]
dcterms.isPartOfMammalian Evolution, Diversity and Systematics
rioxxterms.typeBook chapter
dc.identifier.urlhttps://www.degruyter.com/document/doi/10.1515/9783110341553-007/html
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2019-10-31


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