†family Palaeothentidae Sinclair 1906 (marsupial)

Mammalia - Paucituberculata - Palaeothentidae

Alternative spelling: Paleothentidae

Parent taxon: Palaeothentoidea according to F. J. Goin et al. 2009

See also Abello et al. 2012, Dumont and Brown 1997, Flynn et al. 2002 and Kramarz et al. 2010

Sister taxa: Abderitidae, Pichipilidae

Subtaxa: Acdestinae Acdestis Antawallathentes Palaeothentes Palaeothentinae Parabderites Sasawatsu Titanothentes

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Ecology: scansorial omnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Argentina (24 collections), Chile (2), Colombia (3)

• Deseadan of Argentina (2), Bolivia (4)

• Oligocene of Argentina (1), Bolivia (1), Peru (1)

• Eocene of Peru (2)

Total: 40 collections including 79 occurrences

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