Protodidelphis Paula Couto 1952 (marsupial)

Mammalia - Theriiformes - Protodidelphidae

Full reference: C. d. Paula Couto. 1952. Fossil mammals from the beginning of the Cenozoic in Brazil. Marsupialia: Didelphidae. American Museum Novitates 1567:1-26

Parent taxon: Protodidelphidae according to E. V. Oliveira and F. J. Goin 2011

See also Carroll 1988, Goin et al. 2006, Ladaveze and Muizon 2010 and Paula Couto 1952

Sister taxa: Bergqvistherium, Carolocoutoia, Guggenheimia, Periprotodidelphis, Zeusdelphys

Subtaxa: Protodidelphis mastodontoides Protodidelphis vanzolinii

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Type: Protodidelphis vanzolinii

Ecology: scansorial omnivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of Argentina (2 collections)

• Paleocene to Eocene of Brazil (1)

• Paleocene of Argentina (1)

Total: 4 collections including 6 occurrences

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