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If you like the evolution of mammals, probably you known about the groups of placental mammals found by molecular research: Laurasiatheria, Euarchontoglires and Afrotheria. The last one are the mammals that began their evolutive history in Africa and in the Paleocene occur for first time in diverse sites of the north of the continent, and includes the ancestors of elephants, manatees, hyraxes, aardvarks, tenrecs and extinct groups like embrithopodans and desmostylians. Unfortunately, like is usual in paleontology, the remains of this animals are scarce, generally teeth and fragments of jaws, which complicates the understanding of the history and appearance of the early representatives of these animals.

Figure 13 Ocepeia daouiensis, Selandian, Phosphate level IIa of Sidi Chennane, Ouled Abdoun Basin, Morocco. Reconstruction of the head.

But we have now a (more or less) complete skull of one of this animals - Ocepeia. And the description paper (again, courtesy of Plos ONE: www.plosone.org/article/info%3… ) have a 3D model of the skull and an interesting conclusion: Afrotheria could be not a natural group.
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Leogon Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot for the fave:-)
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Zimices Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist
No problem :)
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Plioart Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you for the fav :) (Smile)
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Zimices Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist
My pleasure :)
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Dontknowwhattodraw94 Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fav :)
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Zimices Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist
You're welcome :)
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:iconmalevouvenator:
Gracias por el favorito colega!
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Zimices Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist
 Con gusto :)
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Dontknowwhattodraw94 Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fav :)
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Zimices Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist
My pleasure :)
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