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Temporal range: Middle-Late Jurassic
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Subclass: Yinotheria
Family: Shuotheriidae
Chow and Rich, 1982

Shuotheriidae is a small Mesozoic family of mammals whose remains are found in China. It is part of the clade Yinotheria, which today only the monotremes are extant members. However, some studies recover shuotheres are closer to therians than to monotremes.[2][3]


  1. ^ a b Wang, Y.-Q. and Li, C.-K. 2016. Reconsideration of the systematic position of the Middle Jurassic mammaliaforms Itatodon and Paritatodon. Palaeontologia Polonica 67, 249–256.
  2. ^ Rougier, Guillermo W.; Martinelli, Agustín G.; Forasiepi, Analía M.; Novacek, Michael J., New Jurassic mammals from Patagonia, Argentina : a reappraisal of australosphenidan morphology and interrelationships ; American Museum Novitates, no. 3566, 2007
  3. ^ Tom Rich, Patricia Vickers Rich, Palaeobiogeography of Mesozoic Mammals – Revisited, Article · January 2012 DOI: 10.1007/978-90-481-3428-1_32

Further reading[edit]

  • Zofia Kielan-Jaworowska, Richard L. Cifelli, and Zhe-Xi Luo, Mammals from the Age of Dinosaurs: Origins, Evolution, and Structure (New York: Columbia University Press, 2004), 214-215.