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Oklatheridium szalayi Davis et al. 2008 (metatherian)

Mammalia - Deltatheroida - Deltatheridiidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 204004

Full reference: B. M. Davis, R. L. Cifelli, and Z. Kielan-Jaworowska. 2008. 1. Earliest Evidence of Deltatheroida (Mammalia: Metatheria) from the Early Cretaceous of North America. Mammalian Evolutionary Morphology: A Tribute to Frederick S. Szalay 3-24

Belongs to Oklatheridium according to B. M. Davis and R. L. Cifelli 2011

Sister taxa: Oklatheridium minax, Oklatheridium wiblei

Type specimen: OMNH 62410, a tooth (LM2 missing the protoconal region). Its type locality is McLeod Prison (OMNH V706), Tomato Hill, which is in an Aptian/Albian floodplain claystone/sandstone in the Antlers Formation of Oklahoma.

Ecology: scansorial carnivore-durophage