Herpetotherium Cope 1873 (marsupial)

Mammalia - Theriiformes - Herpetotheriidae

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1873. Third Notice Of Extinct Vertebrata From The Tertiary of the Plains. Paleontological Bulletin 16:1-8

Parent taxon: Herpetotheriidae according to K. D. Rose et al. 2012

See also Cope 1879, Eberle and Storer 1995, Galbreath 1953, Gazin 1976, Green and Martin 1976, Hay 1902, Hough 1961, Johanson 1996, Korth 1994, Krishtalka and Stucky 1983, Krishtalka and Stucky 1983, McKenna and Bell 1997, Ostrander 1987, Russell 1984, Sánchez-Villagra et al. 2007, Scott 1941, Simpson 1928, Williamson et al. 2012 and Wilson et al. 2016

Sister taxa: Amphiperatherium, Asiadidelphis, Copedelphys, Ectocentrocristus, Galatiadelphys, Golerdelphys, Herpetotheriinae, Nortedelphys, Peratherium, Rumiodon, Swaindelphys, Thylacodon

Subtaxa: Herpetotherium innominatum Herpetotherium knighti Herpetotherium merriami Herpetotherium valens Herpetotherium youngi

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Ecology: ground dwelling omnivore


• Miocene of United States (3: California, South Dakota collections)

• Harrisonian of United States (9: Florida, Nebraska, Texas)

• Arikareean of United States (11: California, Florida, Nebraska, South Dakota)

• Oligocene of Canada (3: Saskatchewan), United States (34: Colorado, Florida, Montana, Nebraska, Oregon, South Dakota, Wyoming)

• Eocene of Canada (7: Saskatchewan), United States (105: California, Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Texas, Utah, Wyoming)

Total: 172 collections including 192 occurrences

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