Haramiyavia

Haramiyavia is a genus of synapsid in the clade Haramiyida that existed about 200 million years ago in the Rhaetian stage of the Triassic.[1] Like other haramiyidans, it was likely a non-mammalian mammaliaform.[2][3] It contains a single species, H. clemmenseni from the Fleming Fjord Formation of Greenland,[1] and has been assigned to a monogeneric family, the Haramiyaviidae.[4]

Haramiyavia
Temporal range: Rhaetian
~206–202 Ma
Scientific classification e
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Haramiyida
Superfamily: Haramiyoidea
Family: Haramiyaviidae
Butler, 2000
Genus: Haramiyavia
Jenkins et al., 1997

BiologyEdit

A study involving Mesozoic mammal dietary habits ranks it among insectivorous taxa.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Jenkins, F.A.; Gatesy, S.M.; Shubin, N.H.; Amaral, W.W. (1997). "Haramiyids and Triassic mammalian evolution". Nature. 385 (6618): 715–718.
  2. ^ Chang, Kenneth (16 November 2015). "Jawbone in Rock May Clear Up a Mammal Family Mystery". New York Times. Retrieved 17 November 2015.
  3. ^ Luo, Zhe-Xi; Gates, Stephen M.; Jenkins Jr., Farish A.; Amaral, William W.; Shubin, Neil H. (16 November 2015). "Mandibular and dental characteristics of Late Triassic mammaliaform Haramiyavia and their ramifications for basal mammal evolution". PNAS. 112: E7101-9. doi:10.1073/pnas.1519387112. PMC 4697399. PMID 26630008. Retrieved 17 November 2015.
  4. ^ Butler, P.M. (2000). "Review of the early allotherian mammals". Acta Palaeontologica Polonica. 45 (4): 317–342.
  5. ^ David M. Grossnickle, P. David Polly, Mammal disparity decreases during the Cretaceous angiosperm radiation, Published 2 October 2013.DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2013.2110