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  • "an early mammal from the late Cretaceous period, about 80 million years ago. This opossum-like quadruped was about 6 inches (15 cm) long and had a long tail. Its had sharp canine teeth and its cheek teeth were wide with triangular crowns. Deltatheridium was an insectivore that may have also eaten small reptiles and perhaps scavenged. Deltatheridium had characteristics of a very early marsupial (pouched mammal), and was a possible kangaroo ancestor. Fossils have been found in Mongolia." (enchantedlearning.com)

    August 29, 2008