Project 773: M. A. O'Leary, J. I. Bloch, J. J. Flynn, T. J. Gaudin, A. Giallombardo, N. P. Giannini, S. L. Goldberg, B. P. Kraatz, Z. Luo, J. Meng, X. Ni, M. J. Novacek, F. A. Perini, Z. S. Randall, G. W. Rougier, E. J. Sargis, M. T. Silcox, N. B. Simmons, M. Spaulding, P. M. Velazco, M. Weksler, J. R. Wible, A. L. Cirranello. 2013. The Placental Mammal Ancestor and the Post K-Pg Radiation of Placentals. Science. 339:662-667.

Morphobank media number
M128822

Taxonomic name
Morganucodon oehleri

Specimen
Morganucodon oehleri (unvouchered)

View
basicranium ventral

Side represented
left side

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Zhe-Xi Luo

Copyright holder
Zhe-Xi Luo (original illustrator and author)

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Bibliographic Reference
Luo, Z.-X. 1994. Sister taxon relationships of mammals and the transformations of the diagnostic mammalian characters. In the Shadow of Dinosaurs. pp. 98-128, N. C. Fraser and H.-D. Sues ed. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Media notes
This is an illustration on several petrosal characters (1) Presence of stapedial muscle fossa in Morganucodon (2) Bifurcated anterior and posterior paroccipital processes (divided by the stapedial fossa & itr trough) (3) Presence of the crista parotica (as a crest) on anterior paroccipital process (4) Presence of a ventral projection on the posterior paroccipital process Citation source: Luo, Z.-X. 1994. Sister taxon relationships of mammals and the transformations of the diagnostic mammalian characters. Pp. 98-128, in In the Shadow of Dinosaurs—Early Mesozoic Tetrapods, (N. C. Fraser, and H.-D. Sues, eds.). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, New York and Melbourne.

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