Latest Mammalogy Stories
Researchers from the US and China have identified the oldest tree-dwelling mammal ancestor and the earliest-known subterranean relative of the phylogenic class, according to a pair of new papers published Friday in the peer-reviewed journal Science.
Most mammal reproduction studies aim to not only discover who the fathers are but also to learn why some males sire more offspring than others.
As mammals were trying to emerge from the shadows of dinosaurs 100 million years ago, there was a dramatic proliferation of flowering plants species. However, instead of early mammals benefiting from new food and shelter opportunities that would have been provided by the plants, they experienced a decline during the mid-Cretaceous.
A newly discovered fossil skeleton dubbed Megaconus mammaliaformis has evolutionary biologists adding new details to the story of mammalian evolution.
The Journal of Mammalogy presents a study of the Aplodontiidae family, which contains one extant genus and only one species—the mountain beaver, Aplodontia rufa.
A well-preserved fossil discovered in China provides new evidence that the split between placental mammals and marsupials may have occurred 35 million years earlier than previously believed.
Cetology is a branch of marine mammal science that studies about eighty species of dolphins, whales, and porpoise, all of which are classified within the Cetacea order. Cetologists, who practice cetology, work to understand the distribution, development, behavior, and other aspects of cetaceans. The study of cetaceans began in the Classical era. About 2,300 years ago, Aristotle documented details about some cetacean species, calling them mammals, while traveling on the Aegean Sea with...