Peradectes chesteri Gazin 1952 (metatherian)

Mammalia - Theriiformes - Peradectidae

Alternative combinations: Herpetotherium chesteri, Peratherium chesteri

Full reference: C. L. Gazin. 1952. The Lower Eocene Knight Formation Of Western Wyoming and Its Mammalian Faunas. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections 117(18):1-82

Belongs to Peradectes according to L. Krishtalka and R. K. Stucky 1983

See also Gazin 1952 and Gingerich 1987

Sister taxa: Peradectes austrinum, Peradectes californicus, Peradectes coprexeches, Peradectes elegans, Peradectes gulottai, Peradectes louisi, Peradectes minor, Peradectes protinnominatus

Ecology: scansorial omnivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of United States (24: Utah, Wyoming collections)

• Paleocene of United States (1: Wyoming)

Total: 25 collections each including a single occurrence

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