Derorhynchus minutus Goin et al. 1999 (marsupial)

Mammalia - Theriiformes - Derorhynchidae

Full reference: F. J. Goin, J. A. Case, M. O. Woodburne, S. F. Vizcaino, and M. A. Reguero. 1999. New Discoveries of "Opposum-like" Marsupials from Antarctica (Seymour Island, Medial Eocene). Journal of Mammalian Evolution 6(4):335-365

Belongs to Derorhynchus according to Goin et al. 1999

Sister taxon: Derorhynchus singularis

Type specimen: MLP 96-I-5-44, a mandible (Fragment of the right horizontal ramus of the denture, incomplete, with m2-3). Its type locality is IAA 1/90, which is in a Ypresian estuary/bay horizon in the La Meseta Formation of Antarctica.

Ecology: scansorial omnivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of Antarctica (3 collections), Argentina (1)

• Paleocene of Argentina (1)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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