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Thylamys colombianus Goin 1997 (fat-tailed mouse opossum)

Osteichthyes - Didelphimorphia - Didelphidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 268331

Etymology: colombianus, for Colombia, for which all known remains of this species

Full reference: F. J. Goin. 1997. New clues for understanding Neogene marsupial radiation. Vertebrate Paleontology in the Neotropics. The Miocene fauna of La Venta, Colombia 187-206

Belongs to Thylamys according to F. J. Goin 1997

Sister taxa: Thylamys macrurus, Thylamys minutus, Thylamys pallidior, Thylamys pinei, Thylamys pusillus, Thylamys venustus

Type specimen: IGM 251010, a tooth (an isolated right m?2)

Ecology: scansorial omnivore-carnivore

Average measurements (in mm): Lower m1 1.80 x 0.85, Lower m2 1.87 x 0.97, Upper M3 length 1.55, Upper M4 0.900 x 2.150