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Re: Jurassic Gnawing Mammals



On Fri, 19 Apr 1996, Rob Meyerson wrote:

> Does anyone know whether or not the gnawing animal niche was filled during
>  the Early Mesozoic?  

_Oligokyphus_ (not a mammal but a nonmammalian therapsid, from the 
Jurassic as I recall) had procumbent front teeth that might have been 
used for gnawing.

>  predicessor (sp) 

predecessor, if you really want to know.


> With Laughter,
> 
> Rob
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Nick Pharris
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