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†family Metacheiromyidae Wortman 1903 (placental)

Osteichthyes - Theriiformes

PaleoDB taxon number: 43664

Full reference: J. L. Wortman. 1903. Studies of Eocene Mammalia in the Marsh Collection, Peabody Museum. Part II. Primates. Suborder Cheiromyoidea. The American Journal of Science, series 4 16:345-368

Parent taxon: Palaeanodonta according to E. Gheerbrant et al. 2005

Sister taxa: Amelotabes, Arcticanodon, Epoicotheriidae, Ernanodon, Escavadodontidae, Melaniella

Subtaxa: Brachianodon, Metacheiromys, Mylanodon, Palaeanodon, Propalaeanodon

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Type: Metacheiromys

Ecology: scansorial insectivore