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†order Desmostylia Reinhart 1953 (desmostylian)

Osteichthyes - Perissodactyla

Invalid subtaxa: Desmostyliformes Hay 1923, Jamilcotatus Aranda-Manteca and Barnes 1998 [nomen nudum], Jamilcotatus boreios Aranda-Manteca and Barnes 1998 [nomen nudum], Jamilcotatus kumiaica Aranda-Manteca and Barnes 1998 [nomen nudum]

Full reference: R. Reinhart. 1953. Diagnosis of the new mammalian Order, Desmostylia. Journal of Geology 61(2):187

Parent taxon: Perissodactyla according to L. N. Cooper et al. 2014

Sister taxa: Anthracobunidae, Aralotherium, Brontotheriidae, Cambaytheriidae, Cambaytherium, Danjiangia, Equina, Hallensia, Hyracotheriidae, Lambdotheriidae, Lophodontomorpha, Meniscotherium, Menodontidae, Mesolambdolophus, Paschatherium, Phenacodus, Radinskya, Rhinocerotida, Skopaiolophus, Tapiromorpha, Teilhardimys, Titanotheriomorpha

Subtaxa: Behemotops, Cornwalliidae, Desmostylidae, Kronokotherium, Paleoparadoxia, Paleoparadoxiidae

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Ecology: aquatic herbivore