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Didelphodon

Mammalia - Didelphimorphia - Stagodontidae

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1889Didelphodon Marsh
1889Didelphops Marsh
1889Stagodon Marsh
1889Didelphodon Marsh p. 88 figs. pl. 4, figs 1-3
1889Stagodon Marsh p. 177
1889Didelphops Marsh p. 179
1898Ectoconodon Osborn
1927Ectoconodon Simpson p. 5
1927Stagodon Simpson p. 5
1927Diaphorodon Simpson p. 122
1927Didelphodon Simpson p. 122
1927Ectoconodon Simpson p. 122
1927Stagodon Simpson p. 122
1929Didelphodon Simpson pp. 117, 122-124
1929Ectoconodon Simpson pp. 117, 125-126
1929Diaphorodon Simpson pp. 132-133 figs. pl. 4, figs 8-11
1954Ectoconodon Wood and Ormsbee p. 28
1965Didelphodon Sloan and Van Valen p. 221
1979Didelphodon Clemens p. 193
1997Didelphodon McKenna and Bell
2004Didelphodon Kielan-Jaworowska et al. pp. 443, 459 fig. 12.13
2006Didelphodon Fox and Naylor p. 20
2006Didelphodon Goin et al.
2010Didelphodon Ladaveze and Muizon
2012Didelphodon Williamson et al.
2016Didelphodon Wilson et al.

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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()
RankNameAuthor
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
Theriamorpha(Rowe 1993)
Theriiformes(Rowe 1988)
Trechnotheria
Cladotheria
Boreosphenida()
subclassTheria
subclassMetatheria()
Marsupialia()
orderDidelphimorphiaGill 1872
familyStagodontidaeMarsh 1889
genusDidelphodon

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
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: terrestrialf
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Life habit: aquaticg
Diet: durophageg
Reproduction: viviparoussubc
Comments: "able to feed on organisms encased in hard shells; for example, freshwater or terrestrial invertebrates... turtles, or young ankylosaurs (Clemens 1979); tarsals of Didelphodon are suggestive of aquatic adaptation (Szalay, 1994)g
Created: 2005-09-07 09:57:38
Modified: 2011-04-27 19:55:28
Source: g = genus, f = family, subc = subclass, c = class, subp = subphylum
References: Lillegraven 1979, Clemens 1979, Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009, Fox and Naylor 1995

Age range: base of the Maastrichtian to the top of the Edmontonian or 72.10000 to 66.00000 Ma

Collections (84 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Judithian83.5 - 70.6USA (New Jersey) D. sp. (14455)
Late/Upper Campanian83.5 - 70.6Canada (Alberta) D. sp. (89605)
Maastrichtian72.1 - 66.0USA (Montana) D. sp. (48846) D. vorax (183109)
Maastrichtian72.1 - 66.0USA (North Dakota) D. sp. (45102 45130) D. sp., D. vorax (45111) D. vorax (45099 45136)
Edmontonian70.6 - 66.0Canada (Alberta) D. coyi (14500 14501 73461) D. sp. (14502)
Lancian70.6 - 66.0USA (North Dakota) D. sp. (14621) D. sp., D. vorax (14610) D. vorax (183291 183292)
Lancian70.6 - 66.0USA (Wyoming) Cimolestes curtus (14592) D. ferox (14591) D. sp. (14590) D. sp., Cimolestes curtus, D. ferox, D. vorax, Stagodon sp., Stagodon validus (14565) D. sp., Stagodon sp., Stagodon nitor (14606) D. vorax (14519 14522 14524 14538 14561 14566 14570 14578 14579 14596 14598 14609 14641 14642 14656) Ectoconodon petersoni (14505)
Lancian70.6 - 66.0Canada (Alberta) D. coyi (14630) D. vorax (14631 14633 14635 14637 14638)
Lancian70.6 - 66.0USA (South Dakota) D. sp. (14604) D. vorax (14537 14612)
Lancian70.6 - 66.0USA (Montana) D. sp., D. vorax (14597) D. vorax (14513 14516 14517 14523 14525 14530 14533 14549 14556 14575 14576 14580 14582 14583 14594 14595 14605 14608 14615 14616 14617 14622 14624 14627 14628 14646 14647 14649 14653 14654 183290)
Lancian70.6 - 66.0Canada (Saskatchewan) D. sp. (14602) D. vorax (14558 14655)
Late/Upper Maastrichtian70.6 - 66.0USA (Montana) Ectoconodon montanensis, Stagodon sp. (119007)
Late/Upper Maastrichtian70.6 - 66.0USA (Wyoming) D. vorax (14585)