Alphadon halleyi Sahni 1972 (marsupial)

Mammalia - Didelphimorphia - Alphadontidae

Full reference: A. Sahni. 1972. The vertebrate fauna of the Judith River Formation, Montana. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 147(6):321-412

Belongs to Alphadon according to Z. Kielan-Jaworowska et al. 2004

See also Clemens 1979, Horner et al. 2001, Lillegraven and McKenna 1986 and Sahni 1972

Sister taxa: Alphadon attaragos, Alphadon eatoni, Alphadon marshi, Alphadon perexiguus, Alphadon sahnii, Alphadon wilsoni

Type specimen: AMNH 77367, a tooth (m1). Its type locality is Clambank Hollow Quarry, which is in a Campanian/Campanian fine channel fill claystone in the Judith River Formation of Montana.

Ecology: scansorial omnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Canada (2: Alberta, Saskatchewan collections), United States (25: Montana, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, Wyoming)

Total: 27 collections each including a single occurrence

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