Peratherium Aymard 1850 (marsupial)

Mammalia - Theriiformes - Herpetotheriidae

Synonyms: Centracodon Marsh 1872, Entomacodon Marsh 1872

Parent taxon: Herpetotheriinae according to Z. Johanson 1996

See also Alroy 2002, Cope 1879, Gunnell 2010, Hay 1902, Hooker 1986, Hooker 1996, Johnson 1966, Korth 1994, Korth and Eaton 2004, Krishtalka and Stucky 1983, Krishtalka and Stucky 1983, Matthew 1909, McKenna and Bell 1997, Robinson 1968, Rothecker and Storer 1996, Van Valen 1967 and Vianey-Liaud et al. 2014

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

Subtaxa: Peratherium africanus Peratherium bretouense Peratherium comstocki Peratherium constans Peratherium cuvieri Peratherium edwardi Peratherium elegans Peratherium giselense Peratherium lavergnense Peratherium macgrewi Peratherium marsupium Peratherium matronense

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Ecology: ground dwelling omnivore

Distribution:

• Oligocene of Belgium (1 collection), Egypt (1), France (12), Germany (3), Oman (1), Serbia and Montenegro (4)

• Eocene to Oligocene of France (1)

• Eocene of Belgium (2), Canada (2: Saskatchewan), France (20), Germany (1), Portugal (2), Serbia and Montenegro (1), Spain (6), the United Kingdom (6), United States (42: California, Colorado, Mississippi, Texas, Utah, Wyoming)

Total: 105 collections including 113 occurrences

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