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The mandible and dentition of the Early Cretaceous monotreme Teinolophos trusleri

Rich, Thomas H.; Hopson, James A.; Gill, Pamela G.; Trusler, Peter; Rogers-Davidson, Sally; Morton, Steve; Cifelli, Richard L.; Pickering, David; Kool, Lesley; Siu, Karen; Burgmann, Flame A.; Senden, Tim; Evans, Alistair R.; Wagstaff, Barbara E.; Seegets-Villiers, Doris; Corfe, Ian J.; Flannery, Timothy F.; Walker, Ken; Musser, Anne M.; Archer, Michael; Pian, Rebecca; Vickers-Rich, Patricia


The monotreme Teinolophos trusleri Rich, Vickers-Rich, Constantine, Flannery, Kool & van Klaveren, 1999 from the Early Cretaceous of Australia is redescribed and reinterpreted here in light of additional specimens of that species and compared with the exquisitely preserved Early Cretaceous mammals from Liaoning Province, China. Together, this material indicates that although T. trusleri lacked a rod of postdentary bones contacting the dentary, as occurs in non-mammalian cynodonts and basal...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: Alcheringa: An Australasian Journal of Palaeontology
DOI: 10.1080/03115518.2016.1180034


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