Updated June 20, 2018
updating a previous nesting of Maiopatagium with rodents.
Meng et al. 2017 bring us
a new gliding mammaliaform (pre-mammal) from the Jurassic (160 mya) of China, Maiopatagium furculiferum (BMNH 2940, Figs. 1,2).
it does not look like any pre-mammals tested here.
By contrast the large reptile tree (LRT, 1235 taxa) nests Maiopatagium with
Vilevolodon and Shenshou, an early arboreal rodent.
There is another newly described and similar taxon,
Vilevolodon that I need to look at before proceeding further. I’ll have more to say about both taxa later.
Meng Q-J, Grossnickle DM, Liu D, Zhang Y-G, Neander AI, Ji Q and Luo Z-X 2017.
New gliding mammaliaforms from the Jurassic. Nature (advance online publication)