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Metachirus (brown four-eyed opposum)

Mammalia - Didelphimorphia - Didelphidae

Taxonomy
Metachirus was named by Burmeister (1854). It is extant.

It was assigned to Metachirini by Patton et al. (1996); and to Didelphidae by Palmer (1904) and Ladaveze and Muizon (2010).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1854Metachirus Burmeister
1904Metachirus Palmer p. 880
1996Metachirus Patton et al. p. 4
2010Metachirus Ladaveze and Muizon

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
RankNameAuthor
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
Theriamorpha(Rowe 1993)
Theriiformes(Rowe 1988)
Trechnotheria
Cladotheria
Boreosphenida()
subclassTheria
subclassMetatheria()
Marsupialia()
orderDidelphimorphiaGill 1872
familyDidelphidae
subfamilyDidelphinaeGray 1827
tribeMetachiriniReig et al. 1987
genusMetachirusBurmeister 1854

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available