Chironectes Illiger 1811 (water opossum)

Mammalia - Didelphimorphia - Didelphidae

Alternative spelling: Cheironectes

Full reference: C. Illiger. 1811. Prodromus Systematis Mammalium et Avium

Parent taxon: Didelphini according to J. L. Patton et al. 1996

See also Carroll 1988 and Gray 1825

Sister taxa: Lutreolina, Philander, Thylophorops

Subtaxa: Chironectes minimus

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Ecology: amphibious omnivore-carnivore


• Quaternary of Brazil (1 collection), Panama (1)

• Miocene of Argentina (2)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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