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†family Desmatophocidae Hay 1930 (pinniped)

Mammalia - Carnivora

PaleoDB taxon number: 41334

Full reference: O. P. Hay. 1930. Second Bibliography and Catalogue of the Fossil Vertebrata of North America 390(II):1-1074

Parent taxon: Pinnipedia according to W. Tonomori et al. 2018

Sister taxa: Odobenidae, Otarioidea, Palaeotaria, Panotariidae, Phocidae, Phocoidea, Squalodon modesta

Subtaxa: Allodesminae, Desmatophoca, Desmatophocinae

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Ecology: scansorial insectivore