Subfamily Didelphinae Gray 1827 (opossum)

Mammalia - Didelphimorphia - Didelphidae

Synonym: Didelphina Gray 1825

Parent taxon: Didelphidae according to J. L. Patton et al. 1996

See also Clemens 1979, Gray 1825, Hooker 1986, Krishtalka and Stucky 1983, Krishtalka and Stucky 1983 and McKenna and Bell 1997

Sister taxa: Caluromyinae, Caroloameghiana, Cladodidelphys, Dasyurina, Derorhynchinae, Didelphis, Dimerodon, Dryolestes tenax, Eobrasiliinae, Esteslestes, Hyladelphinae, Hyperdidelphys, Marmosinae, Marmosops, Marmosopsini, Paradidelphys, Peratotherium, Sparassocynus, Thylamyinae

Subtaxa: Chacodelphys Didelphini Hyladelphys Incadelphys Metachirini Mirandaia Mizquedelphys

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Ecology: scansorial omnivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Argentina (3 collections), Bolivia (1), Brazil (2), Panama (1), Peru (2)

• Pliocene of Argentina (8)

• Miocene of Argentina (5), Brazil (1), Colombia (1)

• Eocene of United States (2: Texas, Wyoming)

• Paleocene of Bolivia (1)

Total: 27 collections including 33 occurrences

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