Centetodon marginalis Cope 1873 (placental)

Mammalia - Lipotyphla - Geolabididae

Alternative combinations: Didelphis marginalis, Didelphys marginalis, Embassis marginalis, Geolabis marginalis, Herpetotherium marginale, Peratherium marginale

Synonyms: Didelphis alternans Cope 1873, Embassis alternans Cope 1873, Geolabis rhynchaeus Cope 1884, Metacodon mellingeri Patterson and McGrew 1937, Peratherium alternans Cope 1873

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1873. Synopsis of new Vertebrata from the Tertiary of Colorado obtained during the summer of 1873. Seventh Annual Report of the United States Geological Survey of the Territories (extract)

Belongs to Centetodon according to R. J. Asher et al. 2005

See also Clark 1966, Cope 1873, Cope 1875, Hay 1902, Korth 1994, Lillegraven et al. 1981, McKenna et al. 1962 and Patterson and McGrew 1937

Sister taxa: Centetodon aztecus, Centetodon bacchanalis, Centetodon bembicophagus, Centetodon chadronensis, Centetodon divaricatus, Centetodon hendryi, Centetodon kuenzii, Centetodon magnus, Centetodon neashami, Centetodon patratus, Centetodon pulcher, Centetodon wolffi, Protictops alticuspidens

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Distribution:

• Oligocene of United States (11: Colorado, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming collections)

Total: 11 collections each including a single occurrence

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