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Re: Cretaceous "Insectivora" (was Re: No Subject)



Tim,
Order Didelphiformes and other extant marsupial orders are apparently already known from the Cretaceous (and if you recognize monotremes as a single order, they do as well---but it does indeed depend on how you define "orders").
When it comes to eutherian orders, then it becomes more difficult to make a case for extant orders going back to the Cretaceous, but several of them probably did.
----Ken Kinman
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Tim wrote:
AFAIK, there's no compelling evidence for any modern (extant) order of mammals existing in the Cretaceous period. Of course, it does depend upon how you define said "orders"...

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