Family Pseudocheiridae Winge 1893 (ringtail possum)

Mammalia - Diprotodontia - Pseudocheiridae

Alternative spelling: Pseudochirinae

Parent taxon: Diprotodontia according to S. Wroe 1998

See also Dawson et al. 1999, Munemasa et al. 2006, Nowak 1991, Pocock 1921, Roberts et al. 2007 and Springer et al. 1994

Sister taxa: Alkwertatherium, Macropodidae, Phalangerida, Phalangeriformes, Phalangeroidea, Phalangista convolutor, Phascolarctoidea, Phascolomyoidea, Silvabestius, Thylacoleonidae, Vombatiformes

Subtaxa: Gawinga Marlu Paljara Petauroides Pildra Pseudocheirus Pseudochirops

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Ecology: scansorial herbivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (18 collections), Qatar (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Australia (1)

• Pliocene of Australia (7)

• Miocene to Oligocene of Australia (1)

• Miocene of Australia (7)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Australia (4)

• Oligocene of Australia (1)

Total: 40 collections including 58 occurrences

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