Evolution: Morphological saturation and release in mammals

Michael S.Y. Lee, Alessandro Palci

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Mammal evolution in the Mesozoic was thought to be heavily constrained by competition and predation by dinosaurs. A new study suggests that placental mammals remained constrained for several million years after non-avian dinosaurs perished, perhaps due to competition from archaic mammals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R838-R840
Number of pages3
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jul 2021


  • mammal evolution
  • morphological saturation
  • constrained mammals
  • Evolutionary biology


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