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Re: Cretaceous taeniodont
> I've got Atokatheridium down as Aptian-Albian.
Oh! Should have looked it up at your site first! :-]
> It was the oldest 'undisputed' metatherian,
> (unless anyone wants to dispute that), prior to the publication of
> Sinodelphys from Lioaning.
*S.* has brought much support to the idea that the deltatheridians are
> Good grief. I've not heard any suggestion of the possible size of
> Kollikodon before. The only dimension info I've got is that at least some
> of the molars are 5.5mm long and 4 - 6mm wide. That certainly suggests a
> big Meso mammal.
About the size of my molars, I'd say! And the beast has 4 of them in a row!
> Eleutherodon's from Oxfordshire, as you know.
Yes -- I looked the number of species (1) up at your site. :-)
> There's supposed to something similar from the Middle Jurassic of Inner
> Mongolia, but it hasn't been described yet.
MJ, Inner Mongolia? Nnnnn... nnnot perchance from a locality called
Ningcheng? Because in that case we could expect a whole skeleton with fur.