Extended Data Figure 7: External pinna of S. xenarthrosus. | Nature

Extended Data Figure 7: External pinna of S. xenarthrosus.

From: A Cretaceous eutriconodont and integument evolution in early mammals

Extended Data Figure 7

a, b, Comparison with pinna and scalp of decaying rat (Rattus norvegicus): a, on transferred slab MCCMLH30000A; b, on counter slab MCCMLH30000B on original limestone rock matrix. c, d, Pinna and scalp of decaying rat (Rattus norvegicus) for comparison. c, Head of decaying rat after 274 days in water at room temperature. The skull is detached from the scalp and has fallen to the bottom. Scalp and right pinna are still intact and connected to the torso of the floating carcass. d, Detail of c with well-preserved right pinna in original position at the scalp. The mandible is displaced and loosely hanging down from the skin.

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