Past Press Releases


Huttenlocker, A. K., Grossnickle, D. M., Kirkland, J. I., Schultz, J. A., and Z.-X. Luo. 2018. Late-surviving stem mammal with Gondwanan affinities in the Lower Cretaceous of North America.  Nature. (doi: 10.1038/s41586-018-0126-y)

Maiopatagium and Vilevolodon

Meng, Q.-J., Grossnickle, D. M., Liu, D., Zhang, Y.-G., Neander, A. I., Ji, Q., and Z.-X. Luo. 2017.  New gliding mammaliaforms from the Jurassic.  Nature 548: 291-296. (doi:10.1038/nature23476).

Luo, Z.-X.,  Meng, Q.-J., Grossnickle, D. M., Liu, D., Zhang, Y.-G., Neander, A. I., and Ji, Q. 2017.  New evidence for mammaliaform ear evolution and feeding adaptation in a Jurassic ecosystem.  Nature 548: 326-329 (doi:10.1038/nature23483).


Martin, T., Marugán-Lobón, J., Vullo, R., Martín-Abad, H., Luo, Z.X., Buscalioni, A.D. (2015). A Cretaceous eutriconodont and integument evolution of early mammals. Nature, in press.

Docofossor and Agilodocodon

Luo, Z. X., Meng, Q.M., Ji, Q., Zhang, Y.G., Neander, A.I. (2015). Evolutionary development in basal mammaliaforms as revealed by a docodontan Science, 347(6223), 760-764.

Meng, Q.M., Ji, Q., Zhang, Y.G., Liu, D., Grossnickle, D.M., Luo, Z. X. (2015). An arboreal docodont from the Jurassic and mammaliaform ecological diversification Science, 347(6223), 764-768.


Yuan, C. X., Ji, Q., Meng, Q. J., Tabrum, A. R., & Luo, Z. X. (2013). Earliest evolution of multituberculate mammals revealed by a new Jurassic fossil. Science, 341(6147), 779-783.


Zhou, C. F., Wu, S., Martin, T., & Luo, Z. X. (2013). A Jurassic mammaliaform and the earliest mammalian evolutionary adaptations. Nature, 500(7461), 163-167.