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  • n. Plural form of xenarthran.


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  • Seventy-two species of mammals occur in this ecoregion including four marsupials, seventeen chiropterans, five xenarthrans, seventeen carnivores, two artiodactyls, and twenty rodents.

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  • This is called the ungual crest and helps anchor the keratinous covering of the claw onto the ungual: it's present in some sloths and anteaters too, and outside of xenarthrans is seen in cats.

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  • Armadillo skeletons - like those of all xenarthrans - are so weird and unfamiliar to us euarchontogliran laurasiatheres that it would be easy to write thousands of words on their weirdness.

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  • This surprises me because I’d always imagined that these were the least interesting mammals: way outclassed by marsupials, monotremes, pangolins, bats and xenarthrans.

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  • Furthermore, while Fox et al. (1992) were careful to exclude other possible contenders (including crocodyliforms, pterosaurs, lizards, xenarthrans and mesonychians) there were a number of Palaeogene mammal groups that they didn’t exclude, and it would have been more convincing had it been shown that these taxa could also be eliminated from comparison (H. - D. Sues, pers. comm.).

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