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Mammalian evolution

A beast of the southern wild

A newly discovered skull from the Cretaceous period belongs to a mammal that was big, strange and fast-moving. The fossil solves a long-standing mystery, and helps to resolve a controversy about mammalian evolution. See Article p.512

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Figure 1: A gondwanathere skull.

a, Joseph Groenke; b, Gary Staab


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Weil, A. A beast of the southern wild. Nature 515, 495–496 (2014).

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