Peradectes elegans Matthew and Granger 1921 (metatherian)

Mammalia - Theriiformes - Peradectidae

Synonym: Peradectes pauli Gazin 1956

Full reference: W. D. Matthew and W. Granger. 1921. New genera of Paleocene mammals. American Museum Novitates 13:1-7

Belongs to Peradectes according to Z. Kielan-Jaworowska et al. 2004

See also Gazin 1956, Holtzman 1978, Matthew and Granger 1921 and Williamson et al. 2012

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

Type specimens:

  • Peradectes elegans: Its type locality is Mason Pocket, which is in a Tiffanian fissure fill shale in Colorado
  • Peradectes pauli: USNM 20879, a mandible. Its type locality is Saddle, which is in a Tiffanian terrestrial horizon in Wyoming.

Ecology: scansorial omnivore


• Eocene of United States (1: Colorado collection)

• Paleocene of Canada (3: Alberta), United States (8: Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, Wyoming)

Total: 12 collections each including a single occurrence

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