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Re: Australian mammal remains
Adam Yates wrote:
> The find is small mammal jaw (dunno if it is upper or lower). Tom
> initially thought that it was a placental mammal wich is rather unexpected
> biogeographically. I'm not sure but I think that he has now revised that
> to basal therian incertae sedis. As for what gets reported in the popular
> media you just can't trust it (I know from personal experience).
The story (and the web page from the Drs. Rich) is at:
The find is called _Ausktribosphenos nyktos_ ("The Australian Cretaceous
tribosphenic mammal that lived by night.") The article says it appears to
either belong to the placentals or to a "totally new group of mammals
closely related to the placentals."