Shuotheriidae

Shuotheriidae
Temporal range: Middle-Late Jurassic
Life restoration of Pseudotribos
Lower jaw of Shuotherium dongi
Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Synapsida
Clade: Therapsida
Clade: Cynodontia
Clade: Mammaliaformes
Family: Shuotheriidae
Chow and Rich, 1982
Genera

Shuotheriidae is a small family of Jurassic mammaliaforms whose remains are found in China, England and possibly Russia. They have been proposed to be close relatives of Australosphenida (which often controversially includes monotremes), together forming the clade Yinotheria. However, some studies suggest shuotheres are closer to therians than to monotremes, or that australosphenidans and therians are more closely related to each other than either are to shuotheres, with a 2024 study suggesting that shuotheriids were closely related to Docodonta outside of the Mammalia crown group.



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