a pantodont from the late Paleocene of China, around 57 million years ago. This species was about the size of a small dog and may have been at least partly arboreal. Pantodonts were originally thought to be related to ungulates but they are now classified in an entirely extinct order Cimesta which were non-placental eutherians. For those interested in palaeontology, the Palaeozoological Museum Of China is absolutely outstanding. The museum is on three floors, the lower one for dinosaurs including several fully-mounted skeletons (the displays are a mix of real fossils and casts) and fossil fish, the next floor for more dinosaurs and birds, and the third for mammals. Really fascinating fossils here, although unfortunately all the signage is in Chinese apart for the scientific names. Visited September 2013.