Turgidodon rhaister Clemens 1966 (marsupial)

Mammalia - Didelphimorphia - Alphadontidae

Alternative combination: Alphadon rhaister

Full reference: W. A. Clemens. 1966. Fossil mammals from the type Lance Formation, Wyoming. Part II. Marsupialia. University of California Publications in Geological Sciences 62:1-122

Belongs to Turgidodon according to R. L. Cifelli 1990

See also Clemens 1966, Clemens 1979, Hunter 1997, Johanson 1996 and Kielan-Jaworowska et al. 2004

Sister taxa: Turgidodon lillegraveni, Turgidodon madseni, Turgidodon parapraesagus, Turgidodon petiminis, Turgidodon praesagus, Turgidodon russelli

Type specimen: UCMP V-50292, a set of teeth. Its type locality is Hatcher No. 2 (UCMP V-5815), which is in a Lancian terrestrial sandstone in the Lance Formation of Wyoming.

Ecology: scansorial omnivore


• Cretaceous of Canada (3: Alberta collections), United States (15: Montana, Wyoming)

Total: 18 collections each including a single occurrence

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