Peradectes protinnominatus McKenna 1960 (metatherian)

Mammalia - Theriiformes - Peradectidae

Full reference: M. C. McKenna. 1960. Fossil Mammalia from the early Wasatchian Four Mile fauna, Eocene of northwest Colorado. University of California Publications in Geological Sciences 37(1):1-130

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

See also McKenna 1960 and Rose et al. 2012

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

Type specimen: Its type locality is West Alheit Pocket, which is in a Wasatchian terrestrial horizon in the Wasatch Formation of Colorado

Ecology: scansorial omnivore


• Eocene of United States (13: Colorado, Wyoming collections)

• Paleocene of Canada (1: Alberta), United States (9: Montana, Wyoming)

Total: 23 collections each including a single occurrence

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