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Re: Gondwana Split Sorts Out Mammalian Evolution
In fact Creodonta were found in African Paleocene. Perhaps they were the
carnivore Afrotherians, flaying the role of Laurasian Carnivora and South
And South American Alcidedorbignya...is it still considered as a Pantodont?
Can be Pantodonts closer to Xenarthra? Can Carodnia (Xenungulata) be
relative of Dinocerata ?
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From: David Marjanovic <email@example.com>
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Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2002 8:33 PM
Subject: Re: Gondwana Split Sorts Out Mammalian Evolution
> > > Does anyone know if the authors included chiropterans > in their
> > > analyses place chiropterans
> > > close to primates, but others seem to place them
> > > quite a bit away.
> > I don't know whether it was tested explicitly, but the summary posted
> other day listed bats among the laurasiatheres.
> All molecular studies I know of ( = about 5) find them there.
> > BTW, are desmostylians and embrithopods still thought to be in or near
> Yes AFAIK. By morphologists, of course.
> > And the million-dollar question (to my mind): where do the South
> "ungulate" groups fit in?
> Here the big disadvantage of molecular systematics! :-) I'm interested in
> whether Creodonta, or some part of it (no idea about how monophyletic it's
> considered to be), fits into Afrotheria. Of course this supposes that
> Creodonta is not close to Carnivora, and I haven't heard anything lately
> about that often postulated relationship.