The Ancestors of the Mammals



To put the mammals in perspective and in the correct position in the fossil record it is necessary briefly to describe some of their known ancestors and emphasise points of particular interest and relevance about their structure before describing in detail the evolution of mammalian characters.


Bony Fish Lower Devonian Neural Spine Skull Roof Temporal Fossa 
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© Doris M. Kermack and Kenneth A. Kermack 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Pure & Applied BiologyImperial CollegeLondonUK
  2. 2.Department of ZoologyUniversity College, LondonLondonUK

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