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Re: Couple of News Stories



mjmurphy wrote:

> A couple of interesting news stories from ScienceDaily that noone seems to
> have mentioned:
>
> http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2003/01/030117081103.htm
>
> entitled "Early Mammals Used Pelvic Bones To Trot, Study Finds".  Article
> concludes that the "epipubic bones", long thought to be there to support
> marusupial pouches, in fact evolved to increase mobility.

So _Eomaia_, the complete eutherian from Liaoning, didn't necessarily have a
pouch!

-------Ralph W. Miller III
           ralph.miller@alumni.usc.edu