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Peradectes elegans Matthew and Granger 1921 (metatherian)

Mammalia - Theriiformes - Peradectidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 50116

Synonym: Peradectes pauli Gazin 1956 (taxon 50121)

Full reference: W. D. Matthew and W. Granger. 1921. New genera of Paleocene mammals. American Museum Novitates 13:1-7

Belongs to Peradectes according to Z. Kielan-Jaworowska et al. 2004

Sister taxa: Peradectes austrinum, Peradectes californicus, Peradectes chesteri, Peradectes coprexeches, Peradectes gulottai, Peradectes louisi, Peradectes minor, Peradectes protinnominatus

Type specimens:

  • Peradectes elegans: Its type locality is Mason Pocket, which is in a Tiffanian fissure fill shale in Colorado
  • Peradectes pauli: USNM 20879, a mandible. Its type locality is Saddle, which is in a Tiffanian terrestrial horizon in Wyoming.

Ecology: scansorial omnivore

Average measurements (in mm): M1 1.60 x 1.50, M2 1.60 x 1.70, M3 1.40 x 1.90, m1 1.66 x 0.91, m2 1.70 x 1.00, m3 1.70 x 1.00