Hyperdidelphys Ameghino 1904 (opossum)

Mammalia - Didelphimorphia - Didelphidae

Full reference: F. Ameghino. 1904. Nuevas especies de mamíferos, cretáceos y terciarios de la República Argentina [New species of mammals, Cretaceous and Tertiarty, from the Argentine Republic]. Anales de la Sociedad Cientifica Argentina 56–58:1-142

Parent taxon: Didelphydae according to F. Ameghino 1904

See also Carroll 1988 and McKenna and Bell 1997

Sister taxa: Caluromyinae, Caroloameghiana, Cladodidelphys, Dasyurina, Derorhynchinae, Didelphinae, Didelphis, Dimerodon, Dryolestes tenax, Eobrasiliinae, Esteslestes, Hyladelphinae, Marmosinae, Marmosops, Marmosopsini, Paradidelphys, Peratotherium, Sparassocynus, Thylamyinae

Subtaxa: Hyperdidelphys acutidens Hyperdidelphys inexpectata Hyperdidelphys parvula Hyperdidelphys pattersoni

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Type: Hyperdidelphys acutidens

Ecology: scansorial omnivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Argentina (1 collection)

• Pliocene of Argentina (8)

• Montehermosan of Argentina (2)

• Miocene of Argentina (3)

Total: 14 collections including 16 occurrences

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