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Cladotheria is a group (legion) of mammals that includes the ancestor of Dryolestoidea, Peramuridae and Zatheria (living therians plus all of its ancestors).

Cladotherians
Temporal range: Middle Jurassic - Holocene, 165–0 Ma
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Kangaroo with her joey
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Clade: Trechnotheria
Clade: Cladotheria
McKenna, 1975
Subgroups

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PhylogenyEdit

Below is a cladogram from Rowe (1988) and McKenna and Bell (1997) showing one hypothesis of mammal relationships:[1][2]


Mammaliaformes 

Morganucodontidae

Mammalia 

PrototheriaMonotremata

Theriiformes

Allotheria→†Multituberculata

Holotheria

Kuehneotheria

Trechnotheria

Amphiodon

Symmetrodonta

Zhangheotherium

 Cladotheria 

Dryolestoidea

 Zatheria 

Peramura

Tribosphenida

Aegialodontia

 Theria 

MetatheriaMarsupialia

EutheriaPlacentalia

Further readingEdit

Zofia Kielan-Jaworowska, Richard L. Cifelli, and Zhe-Xi Luo, Mammals from the Age of Dinosaurs: Origins, Evolution, and Structure (New York: Columbia University Press, 2004), 14, 531.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Rowe, Timothy (1988). "Definition, diagnosis, and origin of Mammalia". Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 8 (3): 241–264. doi:10.1080/02724634.1988.10011708. ISSN 0272-4634.
  2. ^ McKenna, Malcolm C.; Bell, Susan K. (1997). Classification of Mammals Above the Species Level. Columbia University Press. pp. 9–10. ISBN 978-0-231-11012-9. Retrieved 16 March 2015.

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