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Dryolestes tenax Marsh 1889 (opossum)

Osteichthyes - Didelphimorphia - Didelphidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 54227

Full reference: O. C. Marsh. 1889. Discovery of Cretaceous Mammalia. American Journal of Science 38:81-92

Belongs to Didelphiidae according to G. G. Simpson 1929

Sister taxa: Caluromyinae, Caroloameghiana, Cladodidelphys, Dasyurina, Derorhynchinae, Didelphinae, Didelphis, Eobrasiliinae, Esteslestes, Hyladelphinae, Hyperdidelphys, Marmosinae, Marmosops, Marmosopsini, Paradidelphys, Peratotherium, Sparassocynus, Thylamyinae

Type specimen: YPM 10698, a mandible (mandible lacking teeth)

Ecology: scansorial omnivore-carnivore