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Frontispiece: Eocene rodent Paramys, reconstruction drawing by Jay H. Matternes © 1993

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Rose, Kenneth David, 1949-

The beginning of the age of mammals / Kenneth D. Rose. p. cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 0-8018-8472-1 (acid-free paper) 1. Paleontology—Cenozoic. 2. Mammals—History. 3. Mammals—Evolution. 4. Life—Origin. I. Title. QE735.R67 2006

569—dc22 2006008096

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