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†order Desmostylia Reinhart 1953 (desmostylian)

Osteichthyes - Theriiformes

Synonym: Desmostyliformes Hay 1923

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

Parent taxon: Tethytheria according to D. P. Domning 1996

Sister taxa: Anthracobunidae, Behemota, Embrithopoda, Proboscidea, Sirenia

Subtaxa: Cornwalliidae, Desmostylidae, Jamilcotatus, Jamilcotatus boreios, Jamilcotatus kumiaica, Kronokotherium, Paleoparadoxiidae

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Ecology: aquatic herbivore