Temporal range: Late Triassic - Holocene, 220–0 Ma
Life restoration of a Gobiconodon
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Subclass: Theriiformes
Infraclass: Holotheria
Wible et al., 1995

Holotheria is a diverse group of mammals. It is defined as all descendants of the last common ancestor of Kuehneotherium and Theria (the group that includes marsupials and placental mammals).[2]


According to McKenna/Bell (1997):[1]

According to Wang, Clemens, Hu & Li, 1998[3]


  1. ^ a b c Mckenna. "Holotheria". Mikko's Phylogenetical Archive. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  2. ^ Wible, J. R., Rougier, G. W., Novacek, M. J. & McKenna, M. C. (2001). "Earliest eutherian ear region: A petrosal referred to Prokennalestes from the Early Cretaceous of Mongolia." American Museum Novitates, 3322.
  3. ^ Wang, Clemens, Hu & Li. "Holotheria". Mikko's Phylogenetical Archive. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
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