Past Press Releases

Microdocodon

Zhou, C.-F. Bhullar, B.-A. S., Neander, A. I., Martin, T. and Z.-X, Luo. 2019. New Jurassic mammaliaform sheds light on early evolution of mammal-like hyoid bones. Science. 365: 276-279. (doi: 10:1126/science.aau9345)

Cifelliodon

Huttenlocker, A. K., Grossnickle, D. M., Kirkland, J. I., Schultz, J. A., and Z.-X. Luo. 2018. Late-surviving stem mammal links the lowermost Cretaceous of North America and Gondwana. Nature. 558:109-112 (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).

Spinolestes

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.

Rugosodon

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.

Megaconus

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.