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Ontocetus Leidy 1859 (walrus)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Odobenidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 36786

Synonyms: Alachterium Du Bus 1867 (no. 114713), Alachtherium Du Bus 1867 (no. 36907), Prorosmarus Berry and Gregory 1906 (no. 36948), Trichechodon Lankester 1865 (no. 36952), Trichecodon Lankester 1865 (no. 62913)

Full reference: J. Leidy. 1859. [Remarks on Dromatherium sylvestre and Ontocetus emmonsi]. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 1859:162

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

Sister taxa: Odobenina, Odobenus, Protodobenus, Valenictus

Subtaxa: Ontocetus emmonsi, Trichecodon koninckii

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Type: Ontocetus emmonsi

Ecology: scansorial insectivore