Two Jurassic mammaliaforms from China shed light on mammalian evolution

Two Jurassic mammaliaforms from China shed light on mammalian evolution

Two Jurassic mammaliaforms from China shed light on mammalian evolution Mammaliaforms are extinct and extant organisms that are closely related to mammals. Studying mammaliaforms helps scientists understand the evolutionary processes that led to various mammalian features. In two consecutive studies in Nature, Dr. Mao Fangyuan and Dr. Zhang Chi from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, together with colleagues from Australia and the United States, report two Jurassic mammaliaforms from China, revealing …