Reconstruction of Ancestral Cranioskeletal Features in the Order Lagomorpha

  • Nieves Lopez Martinez
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Part of the NATO Advanced Science Institutes (ASI) Series book series (NSSA, volume 92)


Living lagomorphs (hares, rabbits, and pikas) are not very different from their close fossil representatives of the Upper Eocene. Nevertheless, this conservative order of mammals has an astonishing number of modified features that can still be recognized after 45 million years.


Cheek Tooth Oryctolagus Cuniculus Brown Hare Wear Facet Dental Pattern 
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  1. 1.Departamento de Paleontologia, Facultad de Ciencias GeologicasUniversidad Complutense de MadridMadrid 3Spain

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