Steropodon Archer et al. 1985 (platypus)

Mammalia - Monotremata - Ornithorhynchidae

Full reference: M. Archer, T. F. Flannery, A. Ritchie and R. E. Molnar. 1985. First Mesozoic mammal from Australia-- an early Cretaceous monotreme. Nature 318:363-366

Parent taxon: Ornithorhynchidae according to T. Rowe et al. 2008

See also Archer et al. 1985, Carroll 1988, Flannery et al. 1995, Kielan-Jaworowska et al. 2004, Martin and Rauhut 2005 and Rauhut et al. 2002

Sister taxa: Monotrematum, Obdurodon, Ornithorhynchus, Teinolophos

Subtaxa: Steropodon galmani

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Ecology: scansorial insectivore-herbivore

Distribution: found only at Wollaston, Lightning Ridge (Cretaceous of Australia)

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