Sparassocynus Mercerat 1898 (opossum)

Mammalia - Didelphimorphia - Didelphidae

Parent taxon: Didelphidae according to R. L. Carroll 1988

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

Subtaxa: Sparassocynus heterotopicus

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Ecology: scansorial omnivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene of Argentina (2 collections), Bolivia (1)

• Montehermosan of Argentina (1), Bolivia (1)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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