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3 New Mammals That Lived Alongside Dinosaurs

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发表于 9-11-2014 15:59:28 | 显示全部楼层 |阅读模式
Deborah Netburn, Scientists Discover 3 New Mammals That Lived Alongside Dinosaurs. Los Angeles Times, Sept 11, 2014.
www.latimes.com/science/sciencen ... 20140910-story.html

Note:
(a) “Remarkably complete skeletons of the three new species -- Shenshou lui 陆氏神兽, Xianshou linglong 玲珑仙兽 and Xianshou songae 宋氏仙兽-- were found in pieces of sandstone that date back 160 million years.”
(b) “paleontologist Jin MENG 孟津, a curator at the American Museum of Natural History in New York”

Jin MENG, Curator-in-Charge, Division of Paleontology; Professor, Richard Gilder Graduate School, American Museum of Natural History (in Manhattan), undated.
www.amnh.org/our-research/staff-directory/jin-meng
(c) “The three new mammals, all members of the new group Euharamiyida 真贼兽, range in size from a house mouse to a squirrel.”
(d) “These small furry creatures belong to an extinct group called Haramiyida that is known by the strange shape of its members' molar teeth. * * * Scientists have been aware of Haramiyidas for a long time, but most of the fossilized remains of these creatures consist only of a few scattered teeth or perhaps a jawbone. With the discovery of these new mammals, paleontologists have a lot more material to work with.”

* For the etymology of Haramiyida, see
Zheng X et al, (Jin Meng's group), A New Arboreal Haramiyid Shows the Diversity of Crown Mammals in the Jurassic Period. Nature, 500: 199-202 (2013)
www.nature.com/nature/journal/v500/n7461/full/nature12353.html
(reports discovery of Arboroharamiya jenkinsi: “Etymology. arbor (Latin): tree; Haramiya (Arabic): trickster, petty thief; jenkinsi: in honour of Farish A. Jenkins Jr for his contribution
to the study of Mesozoic mammals, haramiyids included”)

, whose full text can be read in
lveho.ivpp.cas.cn/kycg/lw/201404/P020140410314232206285.pdf
(e) The Chinese characters so far are from
刘欢, 侏罗纪神兽仙兽新属种获命名; 首次揭示哺乳动物祖先容貌. 北京日报, Sept 11, 2014
bjrb.bjd.com.cn/html/2014-09/11/content_216174.htm

, which People Daily re-publishes on the same day.

* 晚三叠纪  Late Triassic
* Triassic (a; from Latin trias triad)
www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Triassic



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