†family Pappotheriidae Slaughter 1965 (metatherian)

Mammalia - Theriiformes - Pappotheriidae

Full reference: B. H. Slaughter. 1965. A therian from the Lower Cretaceous (Albian) of Texas. Postilla 93:1-18

Parent taxon: Metatheria according to B. M. Davis and R. L. Cifelli 2011

See also Kielan-Jaworowska et al. 2004, McKenna and Bell 1997, Slaughter 1965 and Van Valen 1967

Sister taxa: Adelodelphys, Anatoliadelphyidae, Anchistodelphys, Archaeonothos, Asiadelphia, Asiatherium, Dakotadens, Deltatheroida, Fieratherium, Jaskhadelphyidae, Marsupialia, Marsupialiformes, Mayulestidae, Peradectidae, Polydolopimorphia, Polyprotodontia, Protalphadon, Pucadelphydae, Sinbadelphys, Sparassodonta, Diprotodonta, Wirunodon

Subtaxa: Pappotherium

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Type: Pappotherium

Ecology: scansorial omnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of United States (4: Montana, Oklahoma, Texas collections), Uzbekistan (1)

Total: 5 collections including 8 occurrences

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