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Family Phalangeridae Thomas 1888 (possum)

Osteichthyes - Diprotodontia

PaleoDB taxon number: 40120

Synonyms: Phalangistidae Gray 1821 (no. 77288), Phalangistina Gray 1825 (no. 103583)

Parent taxon: Phalangeriformes according to M. S. Y. Springer et al. 1994

Sister taxa: Acrobatidae, Burramyidae, Petauridae, Tarsipedidae

Subtaxa: Ailuropinae, Balantia, Cercaertus, Palaeopetaurus, Phalanger, Phalangerinae, Phascolaretus, Trichosurus, Wyulda

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Ecology: scansorial herbivore-insectivore