†subfamily Didelphodontinae Simpson 1927 (eutherian)

Mammalia - Cimolesta - Palaeoryctidae

Full reference: G. G. Simpson. 1927. Mesozoic Mammalia. VIII. Genera of Lance mammals other than multituberculates. American Journal of Science 14(80):121-130

Parent taxon: Palaeoryctidae according to D. E. Russell and D. Dashzeveg 1986

See also Simpson 1927, Simpson 1927, Van Valen 1967 and Wood and Ormsbee 1954

Sister taxa: Aaptoryctes, Aceroryctes, Deltatheridiinae, Eoryctes, Jarveia, Lainoryctes, Nuryctes, Ottoryctes, Palaeoryctes, Palaeoryctinae, Pararyctes, Pinoryctes, Voltaia

Subtaxa: Belgoryctes Delphodon Thlaeodon Tsaganius

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Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of Mongolia (2 collections), Morocco (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (1: Wyoming)

• Paleocene of Belgium (1), Canada (1: Alberta), China (1), Morocco (3)

• Cretaceous of United States (6: Montana, South Dakota, Wyoming)

Total: 17 collections including 19 occurrences

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