Aquiladelphis minor Fox 1971 (metatherian)

Mammalia - Theriamorpha - Aquiladelphidae

Synonym: Aquiladelphis paraminor Rigby, Jr. and Wolberg 1987

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 Aquiladelphis according to B. M. Davis 2007

See also Clemens 1979, Fox 1971, Kielan-Jaworowska et al. 2004 and Rigby and Wolberg 1987

Sister taxa: Aquiladelphis analetris, Aquiladelphis incus, Aquiladelphis laurae

Type specimens:

  • Aquiladelphis minor: UALVP 5539, a tooth (fragmentary RM2). Its type locality is Verdigris Coulee (UA-MR-8), which is in a Santonian terrestrial horizon in the Milk River Formation of Canada.
  • Aquiladelphis paraminor: Its type locality is Fossil Forest Quarry 1, which is in an Edmontonian terrestrial horizon in New Mexico.

Ecology: scansorial omnivore


• Cretaceous of Canada (3: Alberta collections), United States (2: Montana, New Mexico)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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