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Named By: Z.inX. Luo, Q. Ji, J. R. Wible & C.inX. Yuan in 2003
Time Period: Early Cretaceous, 125 Ma
Location: China, Liaoning Province - Yixian Formation
Size: About 15 centimetres long
Diet: Insectivore
Fossil(s): Almost complete individual including impressions of soft tissue and fur
Classification: | Chordata | Mammalia | Metatheria |

Sinodelphys is an extinct mammal from the Early Cretaceous. To date, it is the oldest metatherian fossil known, estimated to be 125 million years old. It was discovered and described in 2003 in rocks of the Yixian Formation in Liaoning Province, China, by a team of scientists including Zhe-Xi Luo and John Wible.

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