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Temporal range: Late Cretaceous – Recent
Giant golden-crowned flying fox (Acerodon jubatus)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Eutheria
Superorder: Laurasiatheria
Waddell et al., 1999

Laurasiatheria is a mammal group, with species put together based on DNA analysis. The name comes from the thinking that these mammals evolved on the supercontinent of Laurasia, after it split from Gondwana when Pangaea broke up. It includes these extant orders: