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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
> American Borhyaenoids.
Sounds like an interesting idea. According to
utheria/Epitheria_1.htm Creodonta is not regarded as paraphyletic, as was
once suggested, so Carnivora might not destroy this hypothesis. The
creodonts would have had to escape from Africa very soon, though.
What I really wonder is how fossils like Meridiungulata got into the
molecular phylogenies at
> And South American Alcidedorbignya...is it still considered as a
> Can be Pantodonts closer to Xenarthra? Can Carodnia (Xenungulata) be
> relative of Dinocerata ?
No idea. But surf around a little from the abovementioned webpages.