†family Derorhynchidae Paula Couto 1962 (marsupial)

Mammalia - Theriiformes - Derorhynchidae

Parent taxon: Ameridelphia according to E. V. Oliveira and F. J. Goin 2011

See also Case et al. 2004, Gelfo et al. 2007 and Goin et al. 1999

Sister taxa: Cocatherium, Marambiotherium, Marmosopsis, Protodidelphidae, Sternbergiidae

Subtaxa: Coona Derorhynchus Pauladelphys Xenostylos

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Type: Derorhynchus

Ecology: scansorial omnivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of Antarctica (4 collections), Argentina (5)

• Paleocene to Eocene of Brazil (1)

• Paleocene of Argentina (2)

Total: 12 collections including 24 occurrences

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