Gashternia Simpson 1935 (marsupial)

Mammalia - Theriiformes

Full reference: G. G. Simpson. 1935. Descriptions of the oldest known South American mammals, from the Rio Chico Formation. American Museum Novitates 793:1-25

Parent taxon: Marsupialia according to G. G. Simpson 1948

See also McKenna and Bell 1997, Oliveira and Goin 2011 and Simpson 1935

Sister taxa: Didelphidae, Marsupicarnivora, Phalangistadae, Leptodactyla, Macrotarsi

Subtaxa: Gashternia carioca Gashternia ctalehor

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Type: Gashternia ctalehor

Ecology: scansorial omnivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of Argentina (2 collections)

• Paleocene to Eocene of Brazil (1)

• Paleocene of Argentina (1)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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