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Family Didelphidae Gray 1821 (opossum)

Mammalia - Didelphimorphia

PaleoDB taxon number: 39945

Alternative spellings: Didelphiidae, Didelphydae, Didelphyidae

Full reference: J. E. Gray. 1821. On the natural arrangement of vertebrose animals. The London Medical Repository Monthly Journal and Review 15:296-310

Parent taxon: Didelphimorphia according to I. Horovitz et al. 2009

Sister taxa: Aenigmadelphys, Alphadontidae, Didelphoidea, Ghamidtherium, Iqualadelphis, Pedimanes, Pediomyoidea, Peradectoidea, Sparassocynidae, Stagodontidae, Varalphadon

Subtaxa: Caluromyinae, Caroloameghiana, Cladodidelphys, Dasyurina, Derorhynchinae, Didelphinae, Didelphis, Dimerodon, Dryolestes tenax, Eobrasiliinae, Esteslestes, Hyladelphinae, Hyperdidelphys, Marmosinae, Marmosops, Marmosopsini, Paradidelphys, Peratotherium, Sparassocynus, Thylamyinae

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Ecology: scansorial omnivore-carnivore