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Mesozoic Mammals

  1. Guillermo W Rougier

Published Online: 30 MAY 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0001571

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How to Cite

Rougier, G. W. 2001. Mesozoic Mammals. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. University of Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 MAY 2001

Abstract

Mesozoic mammals are those mammals that lived during the Mesozoic era, from 245 to 65 million years before the present. The lineage leading to mammals, Synapsida, is truly ancient; it branched off the trunk leading to reptiles at least 350 million years ago.

Keywords:

  • mammals;
  • Mesozoic;
  • fossils;
  • evolution;
  • phylogeny