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Oklatheridium minax Davis and Cifelli 2011 (metatherian)

Mammalia - Deltatheroida - Deltatheridiidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 204005

Full reference: B. M. Davis and R. L. Cifelli. 2011. Reappraisal of the tribosphenidan mammals from the Trinity Group (Aptian-Albian) of Texas and Oklahoma. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 56(3):441-462

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

Sister taxa: Oklatheridium szalayi, Oklatheridium wiblei

Type specimen: OMNH 33455, a tooth (LM2, missing the metacone and metastylar lobe). 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