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Deltatheridium

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Kingdom  Animalia
Infraclass  Metatheria
Phylum  Chordata
Order  Deltatheroida
Class  Mammalia
Family  â€ Deltatheridiidae
Rank  Genus
Deltatheridium Deltatheridium Pteranodon and Triceratops Look and Learn History
Similar  Deltatheroida, Sinodelphys, Zalambdalestes, Kennalestes, Jeholodens

Deltatheridium (meaning triangle beast or delta beast) is an extinct species of metatherian. It lived in what is now Mongolia during the Upper Cretaceous, circa 80 million years ago. It was a basal metatherian, which places it near start of the lineage that led to the marsupials, such as kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, and opossums.

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It had a length of 15 cm (5.9 in). Its teeth indicate it was carnivorous. One specimen of Archaeornithoides might attest an attack by this mammal, the skull bearing tooth marks that match its teeth.

Deltatheridium Deltatheridium by Nyaasu on DeviantArt

Other Mesozoic mammals from Mongolia

  • Kamptobaatar
  • Zalambdalestes

  • Deltatheridium Implications of Deltatheridium specimens for early marsupial
    Deltatheridium Figure 2 Implications of Deltatheridium specimens for early
    Deltatheridium Figure 1 Implications of Deltatheridium specimens for early
    Deltatheridium Deltatheridium by OscarSanisidro on DeviantArt
    Deltatheridium Sporistics Deltatheridium

    References

    Deltatheridium Wikipedia


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