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mojo, (was mammalian linneages) offtopic
so actually austin powers traveled back to the wrong time
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tim Williams" <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, April 07, 2004 10:28 PM
Subject: RE: mammalian lineages (was Re: Cretaceous taeniodont)
> Eric Martichuski wrote:
> >I guess I'm just having trouble wrapping my brain around the idea of
> >mammals that aren't placental _or_ marsupial (or monotreme). What else
> >could there be? ;-)
> There are lots and lots and lots of extinct mammal species that do not fit
> inside Monotremata or Marsupialia or Placentalia. Some can be placed
> to one of these clades, but many cannot (e.g., docodonts, gondwanatheres,
> multituberculates, spalacotheres, triconodonts, etc etc). To further
> complicate things, there are different different definitions of 'Mammalia'
> (as opposed to Mammaliaformes or Theriiformes, for example). Frankly,
> mammal phylogeny makes my head spin.
> BTW, I just found out that there's a Late Triassic mammal named _Mojo_!
> (_Mojo usuratus_ to give the full name.)
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