Thylamys colombianus Goin 1997 (fat-tailed mouse opossum)

Mammalia - Didelphimorphia - Didelphidae

Etymology: colombianus, for Colombia, for which all known remains of this species

Full reference: F. J. Goin. 1997. New clues for understanding Neogene marsupial radiation. Vertebrate Paleontology in the Neotropics. The Miocene fauna of La Venta, Colombia 187-206

Belongs to Thylamys according to F. J. Goin 1997

Sister taxa: Thylamys macrurus, Thylamys minutus, Thylamys pallidior, Thylamys pinei, Thylamys pusillus, Thylamys venustus

Type specimen: IGM 251010, a tooth (an isolated right m?2)

Ecology: scansorial omnivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Colombia (2 collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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