†family Thylacosmilidae Riggs 1933 (metatherian)

Mammalia - Sparassodonta - Thylacosmilidae

Parent taxon: Sparassodonta according to F. J. Goin et al. 2013

See also de Muizon 1994, de Muizon 1999 and McKenna and Bell 1997

Sister taxa: Acyonidae, Amphoproviverridae, Australogale, Borhyaenoidea, Hondadelphidae, Stylocynus

Subtaxa: Anachlysictis Hyaenodontops Notosmilus Patagosmilus Thylacosmilus

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Ecology: scansorial carnivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene of Argentina (3 collections)

• Montehermosan of Argentina (2)

• Miocene of Argentina (6), Colombia (1)

Total: 12 collections each including a single occurrence

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