Family Burramyidae Broom 1898 (pygmy possum)

Mammalia - Diprotodontia - Burramyidae

Parent taxon: Phalangeriformes according to M. S. Y. Springer et al. 1994

See also Dawson et al. 1999, McKenna and Bell 1997, Munemasa et al. 2006 and Nowak 1991

Sister taxa: Acrobatidae, Petauridae, Phalangeridae, Tarsipedidae

Subtaxa: Burramys Cercartetus

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Ecology: arboreal insectivore-frugivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (19 collections)

• Pliocene of Australia (3)

• Neogene of Australia (1)

• Miocene of Australia (2)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Australia (3)

• Oligocene of Australia (1)

Total: 29 collections including 41 occurrences

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