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Sinodelphys
also called "Chinese opossum" is to date the oldest marsupial fossil known and has one more synonym

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  1. estimated to be 125 million years old

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    created by user picturefactobot on March 30, 2009
  2. discovered around 2003 in Liaoning Province, China, by a team of scientists including John Wible and Zhe-Xi Luo

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  3. grew only 15 centimeters long and possibly weighed about 30 grams

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  4. Its fossilized skeleton is surrounded by impressions of fur and soft tissue, thanks to the exceptional sediment that preserves such details

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  5. Sinodelphys szalayi
    Sinodelphys szalayi

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  6. The limb structure of Sinodelphys shows this little marsupial was a tree-dweller, like its non-marsupial contemporary Eomaia

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