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Castorocauda Ji et al. 2006 (mammaliaform)

Osteichthyes - Therapsida

PaleoDB taxon number: 72003

Full reference: Q. Ji, Z.-X. Luo, C.-X. Yuan and A. R. Tabrum. 2006. A swimming mammaliaform from the middle Jurassic and ecomorphological diversification of early mammals. Science 311:1123-1127

Parent taxon: Mammaliaformes according to S. Bi et al. 2014

Sister taxa: Adelobasileus, Amphilestheria, Bocaconodon, Hadrocodium, Haldanodon, Haramiyida, Mammalia, Megazostrodon, Morganucodon, Sinoconodon, Tinodon

Subtaxa: Castorocauda lutrasimilis

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Type: Castorocauda lutrasimilis

Ecology: amphibious carnivore