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
M128899

Taxonomic name
Orycteropus afer

Specimen
Orycteropus afer (unvouchered)

View
skull lateral

Side represented
right side

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Michael Novacek

Copyright holder
R.D.E. MacPhee/ courtesy of American Museum of Natural History

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Permission to use media on MorphoBank granted by copyright holder

Bibliographic Reference
MacPhee, R. D. E. 1994. Morphology, adaptations, and relationships of Plesiorycteropus, and a diagnosis of a new order of Eutherian mammals. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History. Vol. 220, pp. 1-214.

Media notes
note sphenopalatine foramen is NOT visible in this view in Orycteropus (AMNH 51370) - this appears to be incorrectly labeled by MacPhee (1994). The sphenopalatine foramen and dorsal opening of minor palatine foramen open into a common hole in the orbit.

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