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Euarchontoglires

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Euarchontoglires
Ring-tailed Lemurs (Lemur catta)
Ring-tailed Lemurs (Lemur catta)
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Class:Mammalia
Subclass:Eutheria
Superorder:Euarchontoglires
Orders

The Euarchontoglires are a mammalian superorder based on molecular genetic research, combining the Glires clade, which consists of the Rodentia and the Lagomorpha, with that of the Euarchonta, a clade consisting of the Scandentia, the Primates and the Dermoptera.

The Euarchontoglires probably split from the Laurasiatheria sister group about 85 to 95 million years ago during the Cretaceous. This hypothesis is supported by fossil as well molecular evidence.

Reference

  • William J. Murphy, Eduardo Eizirik, Mark S. Springer et al., Resolution of the Early Placental Mammal Radiation Using Bayesian Phylogenetics,Science, Vol 294, Issue 5550, 2348-2351 , 14 December 2001.

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