Didelphodon vorax Marsh 1889 (marsupial)

Mammalia - Didelphimorphia - Stagodontidae

Alternative combination: Didelphops vorax

Synonyms: Cimolestes curtus Marsh 1889, Diaphorodon curtus Marsh 1889, Didelphodon ferox Marsh 1889, Didelphodon nitor Marsh 1889, Didelphops ferox Marsh 1889, Ectoconodon petersoni Osborn 1898, Stagodon nitor Marsh 1889, Stagodon validus Marsh 1889

Belongs to Didelphodon according to W. A. Clemens 1966

See also Clemens 1979, Kielan-Jaworowska et al. 2004, Marsh 1889, Marsh 1889, Sahni 1972, Simpson 1927, Simpson 1929, Van Valen 1966 and Wood and Ormsbee 1954

Sister taxa: Didelphodon coyi, Didelphodon padanicus, Ectoconodon montanensis, Stagodon tumidus

Type specimens:

  • Didelphodon vorax: Its type locality is Hatcher No1 (UCMP V-5003), which is in a Lancian terrestrial horizon in the Lance Formation of Wyoming.
  • Cimolestes curtus: YPM 11774, a tooth (lower molar). Its type locality is Hatcher No. 1 (UCMP V-5003), which is in a Lancian terrestrial horizon in the Lance Formation of Wyoming.
  • Didelphodon ferox: Its type locality is Hatcher No. 1 (UCMP V-5003), which is in a Lancian terrestrial horizon in the Lance Formation of Wyoming.
  • Ectoconodon petersoni: AMNH 2223 (lectotype), a tooth (upper molar).
  • Stagodon nitor:
  • Stagodon validus:

Ecology: aquatic durophage

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Canada (7: Alberta, Saskatchewan collections), United States (59: Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming)

Total: 66 collections each including a single occurrence

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