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Didelphimorphia

Mammalia - Didelphimorphia

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1821Pedimanes Gray p. 307
1872Didelphimorphia Gill
1894Pedimana Ameghino p. 103
1897Pedimana Ameghino p. 501
1990Peradectia Marshall et al. p. 480
1994Didelphimorphia Springer et al. p. 86
2001Didelphimorphia Phillips et al. p. 1538
2001Didelphimorphia de Muizon and Cifelli p. 88
2004Didelphimorphia Case et al. p. 234
2004Didelphimorphia Kielan-Jaworowska et al. pp. 443, 452-453
2007Didelphimorphia Davis p. 225
2007Didelphimorphia Goin et al.
2009Didelphimorphia Goin et al.
2009Didelphimorphia Horovitz et al. p. 6
2011Didelphimorphia Oliveira and Goin
2012Didelphimorphia Rose 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()
RankNameAuthor
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
Theriamorpha(Rowe 1993)
Theriiformes(Rowe 1988)
Trechnotheria
Cladotheria
Boreosphenida()
subclassTheria
subclassMetatheria()
Marsupialia()
orderDidelphimorphiaGill 1872
orderDidelphimorphiaGill 1872

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
Maximum body mass: 315.922 gs
Minimum body mass: 270.216 gs
Environment: terrestrialc
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Life habit: scansorialf
Diet: omnivoref
Reproduction: viviparoussubc
Created: 2005-09-07 09:16:13
Modified: 2011-04-27 20:22:07
Source: s = species, f = family, subc = subclass, c = class, subp = subphylum
References: Dozo 1989, Lillegraven 1979, Clemens 1979, Carroll 1988, Hopson 1973, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range

Maximum range based only on fossils: base of the Middle Cenomanian to the top of the Holocene or 99.60000 to 0.00000 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 93.9 Ma

Collections (391 total)

Oldest occurrences

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Late/Upper Albian - Early/Lower Cenomanian105.3 - 93.5USA (Utah) Pariadens mckennai (14405)
Cenomanian100.5 - 93.9USA (Utah) Alphadon clemensi (14384) Alphadon lillegraveni, Pariadens kirklandi, Alphadon sp. (14383) Alphadon sp., Alphadon clemensi, Alphadon lillegraveni, Pariadens kirklandi, Alphadontidae indet., Varalphadon janetae (14385)
Middle Cenomanian99.6 - 93.5USA (Utah) Pariadens kirklandi (14387)
Middle Cenomanian - Late/Upper Cenomanian99.6 - 93.5USA (Utah) Eoalphadon sp., Eoalphadon woodburnei (73433) Eoalphadon woodburnei (73432)
Turonian93.9 - 89.8USA (Utah) Hoodootherium praeceps (181356) Stagodontidae indet., Fumodelphodon pulveris (14414)
Coniacian - Santonian89.8 - 83.6USA (Utah) Stagodontidae indet. (14389)
Early/Lower Coniacian89.3 - 85.8USA (Utah) Alphadon sp. (14393)
Santonian86.3 - 83.6USA (Montana) Albertatherium sp., Varalphadon sp., Albertatherium primus, Alphadon halleyi, Aquiladelphis incus, Aquiladelphis minor, Iqualadelphis lactea, Varalphadon wahweapensis (181582) Varalphadon sp. (181583)
Late/Upper Santonian85.8 - 83.5Canada (Alberta) Albertatherium primus, Albertatherium secundus (108197) Albertatherium primus, Alphadon creber, Aquiladelphis incus, Aquiladelphis minor, Pediomys exiguus (14423) Eodelphis sp., Albertatherium primus, Alphadon creber, Aquiladelphis incus, Aquiladelphis minor, Iqualadelphis lactea, Pediomys exiguus, Alphadon sp. (14425) Eodelphis sp., Alphadon creber, Aquiladelphis incus, Aquiladelphis minor (14426)
Campanian83.6 - 72.1USA (Montana) Alphadon halleyi, Alphadon rhaister (69161)
Early/Lower Campanian83.5 - 70.6USA (Utah) Aenigmadelphys sp., Turgidodon sp., Alphadon clemensi, Alphadon sp. B, Alphadon sp. A (14421) Alphadon sp. (61844) Anchistodelphys archibaldi (75851) Iqualadelphis sp., Alphadon attaragos, Alphadon clemensi, Pediomys exiguus, Alphadontidae indet., Aquiladelphis laurae, Alphadon sahnii (14430) Protalphadon crebreforme (75839 75840)
Judithian83.5 - 70.6USA (Texas) Alphadon halleyi, Alphadon perexiguus, Turgidodon sp. (14489) Alphadon sp., Alphadon halleyi (14488)
Judithian83.5 - 70.6USA (Wyoming) Alphadon attaragos, Alphadon halleyi, Alphadon russelli (14487) Alphadon halleyi, Alphadon russelli (14433 14458 14465) Alphadon russelli (14486) Alphadon sahnii (14439 14440 14479 14480)
Judithian83.5 - 70.6USA (Montana) Alphadon halleyi (14453)
Judithian83.5 - 70.6USA (New Jersey) Didelphodon sp. (14455)
Judithian83.5 - 70.6USA (New Mexico) Alphadon sp., Alphadon wilsoni (14436 14464)
Judithian83.5 - 70.6Canada (Alberta) Alphadon praesagus (14476) Alphadon russelli (14463) Cimolestes cutleri, Delphodon praesagus, Eodelphis browni (14485) Eodelphis cutleri (14471 14481) Eodelphis sp., Alphadon halleyi, Turgidodon praesagus, Turgidodon russelli (14451)
Judithian83.5 - 70.6USA (Utah) Eodelphis sp., Alphadon attaragos, Alphadon sp. (14467) Turgidodon sp. (75838) Turgidodon sp., Alphadon attaragos, Alphadon wilsoni, Alphadon russelli (14474 14475)
Late/Upper Campanian83.5 - 70.6Canada (Alberta) Didelphodon sp. (89605) Eodelphis browni (35511) Turgidodon praesagus (45893) Turgidodon russelli (45671 45822 45899)
Late/Upper Campanian83.5 - 70.6USA (Wyoming) Alphadon russelli (70454) Alphadon russelli, Alphadon sahnii (70269 70453)