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Ideodelphys microscopicus Ameghino 1902 (marsupial)

Osteichthyes - Theriiformes

PaleoDB taxon number: 315849

Full reference: F. Ameghino. 1902. Notices préliminaires sur des mammifères nouveaux des terrains Crétacé de Patagonie {preliminary notes on new mammals from the Cretaceous terrains of Patagonia]. Boletin de la Academia Nacional de Ciencias de Córdoba 17:5-70

Belongs to Marsupialia according to L. Marshall 1982

Sister taxa: Didelphidae, Marsupicarnivora, Leptodactyla, Macrotarsi

Type specimen: MACN 10344, a mandible (lower jaw, no teeth). Its type locality is Barranca south of Lago Colhue-Huapi, Gran Barranca, which is in an Eocene terrestrial claystone in the Sarmiento Formation of Argentina.

Ecology: scansorial omnivore