BCB311

Monday, March 13, 2006

PLACENTAL CARNIVORES, PAST AND PRESENT

Placental carnivores are a division of meat eating mammalian including
those that have a placenta. Two major groups of placental mammals made
the transition during the Paleocene the now extinct creodonts ( Order
Creodonta) and the true carnivores (Order Carnivora) that flourishes
today. I'll be looking at the similarities and differences in
phylogency, habitat, classification and the evolution of the two orders
. As well as the reasons the creodonts became extinct.

Ilse Kotzee
Student # 2456349
2456349@uwc.ac.za

1 Comments:

  • Definitely need more detail than provided here.

    Creodonts were considered ancestral to carnivores, but now is considered to be a separate line and shared with carnivora an ancestor much further back.

    By Anonymous Rich, at Friday, March 17, 2006 7:45:00 pm  

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