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RE: Echidnas evolved from amphibious ancestors

Tim Williams mentioned this paper:

Forasiepi, A.M., and Martinelli, A.G. (2003). Femur of a monotreme (Mammalia, 
Monotremata) from the Early Paleocene Salamance Formation of Patagonia, 
Argentine.  Ameghiniana 40: 625â630.

I don't have access to the journal, and would greatly appreciate a copy if 
anyone has it.

Anybody tempted to shout "Me too!", there's really no need to send to the whole 
list. It makes sense when you think about it.

Dr John D. Scanlon, FCD
Riversleigh Fossil Centre, Outback at Isa
"Get this $%#@* python off me!", said Tom laocoonically.

I don't have the paper, so I can't tell you on what basis the femur is referred 
to _Monotrematum sudamericum_.  However, the femur is mentioned in the 
_Kryoryctes_ paper (Pridmore et al., 2005), where they refer to it as "femoral 
fragments", and that based on this material, _Monotrematum_ was a "large 
animal" (i.e., by Mesozoic mammal standards).