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Prototaria Takeyama and Ozawa 1984 (walrus)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Odobenidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 36949

Full reference: K. Takeyama and T. Ozawa. 1984. A new Miocene otarioid seal from Japan. Proceedings of the Japan Academy Series B Physical and Biological Sciences 40(3):36-39

Parent taxon: Odobenidae according to I. Magallanes et al. 2018

Sister taxa: Aivukus, Archaeodobenus, Dusignathinae, Imagotaria, Kamtschatarctos, Nanodobenus, Neodobenia, Neotherium, Pelagiarctos, Pontolis, Proneotherium, Pseudotaria, Titanotaria

Subtaxa: Prototaria planicephala

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Ecology: scansorial insectivore