New Views of the Origins of Mammals

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Science  07 Aug 1998:
Vol. 281, Issue 5378, pp. 774-775
DOI: 10.1126/science.281.5378.774

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HAYAMA, JAPAN-- Paleontologists and molecular biologists take different approaches to questions of evolution and often come to different conclusions. While attending the International Symposium on the Origin of Mammalian Orders here from 21 to 25 July, 50 mammalian researchers from both sides of the fence tried to find common ground on such topics as when modern mammalian orders emerged and differentiated, and a proposed link between whales and ungulates.