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Palaeontology

Fresh light on southern early mammals

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Little is known about mammalian evolution in South America during the age of the dinosaurs. The discovery of 100-million-year-old skulls confirms that mammalian faunas were endemic in southern continents at this time. See Letter p.98

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Figure 1: South American mammals from the early Late Cretaceous.

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de Muizon, C. Fresh light on southern early mammals. Nature 479, 51–52 (2011). https://doi.org/10.1038/479051a

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