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Broad infraclass including placental mammals and close relatives.

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Classification[]

  • Class Mammalia
    • Infraclass Eutheria (Eutherians) - Broad infraclass including placental mammals and close relatives.
      • Species Juramaia Sinensis - The oldest known Eutherian, ancestor to today's placental mammals. Found in China. Lived in the late Triassic Period. Adapted for climbing trees.
      • Order Primates (Primates) - Mammals with long arms.
      • Order Proboscidea (Proboscideans) - Mammals with trunks.
      • Super Order Laurasiatheria (Laurasiatherians) - Four legged mammals evolved on Laurasia.
        • Order Perissodactyla (Odd-Toed Ungulates) - Hooved animals with and odd number of toes, including horses and rhinoceroses.
        • Order Artiodactyla (Even-Toed Ungulates) - Hooved animals with 2 or 4 toes. Includes deer and cattle.
        • Order Carnivora (Carnivorans) - Order of carnivorous placental mammals, including cats, dogs, and bears.

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Earliest Eutherian Found (Aug 2011)[]

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