Skeleton of an unusual, cat-sized marsupial relative (Metatheria: Marsupialiformes) from the middle Eocene (Lutetian: 44-43 million years ago) of Turkey.

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Maga, A. Murat; Beck, Robin M. D.;
(2017)
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
  • Journal: PLoS ONE,volume 12,issue 8 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
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  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC5559079, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0181712
  • Subject: Digestive System | Research Article | Anatomy | Head | Skeleton | Humerus | Molars | Teeth | Animals | Vertebrae | Jaw | Biology and Life Sciences | Marsupials | Femur | Musculoskeletal System | Physiology | Digestive Physiology | Spine | Medicine | Vertebrates | Amniotes | Q | R | Mammals | Science | Organisms | Dentition | Medicine and Health Sciences

We describe a near-complete, three-dimensionally preserved skeleton of a metatherian (relative of modern marsupials) from the middle Eocene (Lutetian: 44–43 million years ago) Lülük member of the Uzunçarşıdere Formation, central Turkey. With an estimated body mass of 3–... View more
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