New marsupial from the early eocene of Virginia

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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
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1 2010


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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Palaeontology


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