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I wasn't sure how to incorporate this into the article, so I just drop it here hoping someone will do the job.
Like other Mesozoic mammals, the living egg-laying monotremes, marsupials and some fossil placental relatives, Zhangheotherium has epipubics, or marsupial bones that protrude from the front of the pelvic girdle. Epipubics may have functioned in stabilizing the abdomen of a female bearing her newborns or suckling young, and may also have aided in locomotion in both males and females.
This statement: "The epipubic bones were first described in 1698..." needs a bit more information! Who did the describing, and from what animal? Presumably an American opossum, as Australia with all its marsupials hadn't been discovered then - or was it from a marsupial from the eastern end of the East Indies? 220.127.116.11 (talk) 06:34, 2 September 2013 (UTC)