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Sairadelphys tocantinensis Oliveira et al. 2011 (opossum)

Osteichthyes - Didelphimorphia - Didelphidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 276007

Full reference: E. V. Oliveira, P. Villa Nova, F. J. Goin and L. S. Avilla. 2011. A new hyladelphine marsupial (Didelphimorphia, Didelphidae) from cave deposits of northern Brazil. Zootaxa 3041:51-62

Belongs to Sairadelphys according to E. V. Oliveira et al. 2011

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: DGEO-UFPE 6745 , a maxilla (Incomplete left maxilla with complete M24). Its type locality is Cave of Gruta dos Mouras, which is in a Pleistocene terrestrial limestone in Brazil.

Ecology: scansorial omnivore-carnivore

Average measurements (in mm): M2 1.38 x 1.77, M3 1.42 x 1.50, M4 0.730 x 0.970, m1 1.68 x 0.93

Estimated body mass: 14.5 g based on M2 length, M2 width, M3 length, M3 width, M4 length, M4 width, m1 length, and m1 width