†order Sparassodonta Ameghino 1894 (metatherian)

Mammalia - Sparassodonta

Full reference: F. Ameghino. 1894. Enumeration synoptique des especes de mammifères fossiles des formations éocènes de Patagonie. Boletin de la Academia Nacional de Ciencias en Cordoba (Republica Argentina) 13:259-452

Parent taxon: Metatheria according to A. M. Forasiepi 2009

See also Ameghino 1894, Ameghino 1897, Goin et al. 2007, Goin et al. 2010, Marshall 1978 and Oliveira and Goin 2011

Sister taxa: Adelodelphys, Anatoliadelphyidae, Anchistodelphys, Archaeonothos, Asiadelphia, Asiatherium, Dakotadens, Deltatheroida, Fieratherium, Jaskhadelphyidae, Marsupialia, Marsupialiformes, Mayulestidae, Pappotheriidae, Peradectidae, Polydolopimorphia, Protalphadon, Pucadelphydae, Sinbadelphys, Trituberculata

Subtaxa: Acyonidae Amphoproviverridae Australogale Borhyaenoidea Hondadelphidae Stylocynus Thylacosmilidae

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Ecology: scansorial carnivore

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