Early mammals: teeth, jaws and finally a skeleton!

Curr Biol. 1998 Apr 9;8(8):R284-7. doi: 10.1016/s0960-9822(98)70174-5.


Suprising new fossils - a skeleton and a jaw - give us a much clearer picture of mammals that lived during the time of non-avian dinosaurs; the new finds illuminate the early evolution of the lineage leading to modern mammals, and challenge traditional understanding of placental mammal evolution and biogeography.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Biological Evolution
  • China
  • Fossils*
  • Jaw
  • Mammals*
  • Skeleton
  • Tooth