New marsupial from the early eocene of Virginia

Kenneth D. Rose

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

A new species of the marsupial Peradectes is described from the early Eocene Nanjemoy Formation of Virginia. It is the first Tertiary marsupial known from the Atlantic Coastal Plain north of Florida. The smallest species of Peradectes, it is more closely related to species known from the Western Interior of North America than to contemporaneous European species.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)561-565
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Paleontology
Volume84
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2010

Keywords

  • Early Eocene
  • Marsupial
  • Nanjemoy Formation
  • Peradectes
  • Virginia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Palaeontology

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'New marsupial from the early eocene of Virginia'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this