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Evolution of Early Mammals

Describes evolution of early monotreme, marsupial, and placental mammals.

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cynodont

cynodont

Therapsids that gave rise to modern mammals and their extinct close relatives; one of the most diverse groups of therapsids; named after their dog-like teeth.
Eomaia

Eomaia

Extinct genus of early placental mammals.
Sinodelphys

Sinodelphys

Extinct genus of early marsupials.
Steropodon

Steropodon

Genus of monotremes; may have been the ancestor of the platypus.

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