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Peradectes protinnominatus McKenna 1960 (metatherian)

Mammalia - Theriiformes - Peradectidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 50122

Full reference: M. C. McKenna. 1960. Fossil Mammalia from the early Wasatchian Four Mile fauna, Eocene of northwest Colorado. University of California Publications in Geological Sciences 37(1):1-130

Belongs to Peradectes according to L. Krishtalka and R. K. Stucky 1983

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

Type specimen: Its type locality is West Alheit Pocket, which is in a Wasatchian terrestrial horizon in the Wasatch Formation of Colorado

Ecology: scansorial omnivore

Average measurements (in mm): M1 1.60 x 1.40, M2 1.50 x 1.70, M3 1.40 x 2.00, m1 1.58 x 0.92, m2 1.60 x 1.02