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Eomaia scansoria Ji et al. 2002 (placental mammal)

Osteichthyes - Theriiformes

Full reference: Q. Ji, Z.-X. Luo, C.-X. J.R. Yuan Wible, J.-P. Zhang, and J.A. Georgi. 2002. The earliest known eutherian mammal. Nature 416:816-822

Belongs to Eomaia according to Z. Kielan-Jaworowska et al. 2004

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: CAGS01-IG1-a, b, a skeleton (part and counterpart of a skeleton with some preserved soft tissues). Its type locality is Dawangzhangzi, which is in a Barremian lacustrine shale in the Yixian Formation of China.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore