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Research Article

A New Genus of Aplodontid Rodent (Mammalia, Rodentia) from the Late Oligocene of Northern Junggar Basin, China

  • Shundong Bi mail,

    sbi@iup.edu

    Affiliations: Key Laboratory of Evolutionary Systematics of Vertebrates, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, Department of Biology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Jin Meng,

    Affiliation: Division of Paleontology, American Museum of Natural History, New York, United States of America

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  • Sarah McLean,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Wenyu Wu,

    Affiliation: Key Laboratory of Evolutionary Systematics of Vertebrates, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

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  • Xijun Ni,

    Affiliation: Key Laboratory of Evolutionary Systematics of Vertebrates, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

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  • Jie Ye

    Affiliation: Key Laboratory of Evolutionary Systematics of Vertebrates, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

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  • Published: January 24, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0052625

About the Authors

Shundong Bi, Wenyu Wu, Xijun Ni, Jie Ye
Key Laboratory of Evolutionary Systematics of Vertebrates, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Shundong Bi, Sarah McLean
Department of Biology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Jin Meng
Division of Paleontology, American Museum of Natural History, New York, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: sbi@iup.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SB JM. Performed the experiments: SB JM SM WW. Analyzed the data: SB SM JM WW. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SM XN JY. Wrote the paper: SB.