Monodelphis Burnett 1830 (short-tailed opossum)

Mammalia - Didelphimorphia - Didelphidae

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

See also Carroll 1988, Salles et al. 2006 and Springer et al. 1994

Sister taxon: Thylatheridium

Subtaxa: Monodelphis brevicaudata Monodelphis domestica Monodelphis emiliae Monodelphis peruviana Monodelphis theresa

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Ecology: scansorial insectivore-carnivore


• Quaternary of Brazil (2 collections)

• Pliocene of Australia (1)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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