Albertatherium primus Fox 1971 (metatherian)

Mammalia - Tribosphenida - Alphadontidae

Alternative combination: Albertatherium primum

Full reference: R. C. Fox. 1971. Marsupial mammals from the early Campanian Milk River Formation, Alberta, Canada. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 50(suppl. 1):145-164

Belongs to Albertatherium according to Z. Johanson 1995

See also Clemens 1979, Fox 1971 and Kielan-Jaworowska et al. 2004

Sister taxon: Albertatherium secundus

Type specimen: UALVP 5528, a tooth (RM3). Its type locality is Verdigris Coulee (UA-MR-6), which is in a Santonian terrestrial sandstone/shale in the Milk River Formation of Canada.

Ecology: scansorial omnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Canada (3: Alberta collections), United States (1: Montana)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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