mammal family

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a family of mammals

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They observed that the rock rat bore a striking resemblance to fossils of a mammal family group known as the Diatomyidae.
That's about normal in a mammal family, Fanlkes says.
It must have taken an extraordinary event to force beaked whales, a marine mammal family of at least 21 species, away from their natural habitat off the continental shelf.
But according to that study, guinea pigs don't belong on the same branch of the mammal family tree, and shouldn't called rodents anymore.
With his marine mammal family, trainers, local children and guests of Dolphin Encounters present, Milo the baby sea lion enjoyed a first birthday party that included the usual highlights: cake and gifts - with a marine mammal twist.
Equine species are from the mammal family equidae, which includes the modern horse, zebras and donkeys.
By mapping that data onto the mammal family tree, the researchers were able to trace backwards in time and infer what the ancestors of each species most likely ate.
The announcement was made yesterday after scientists trawling the river failed to find a single specimen of the breed, becoming only the fourth mammal family to disappear in 500 years.
It belongs to a group of animals called mammaliaforms, a dead-end lineage that branched off near the base of the mammal family tree, says Zhe-Xi Luo, a paleontologist at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh.
If true, this would slice these marine animals from their long-standing position on the mammal family tree and graft them onto a different branch.