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Desmostylus Marsh 1888 (placental mammal)

Mammalia - Theriiformes - Desmostylidae

Synonym: Desmostylella Nagao 1937

Full reference: O. C. Marsh. 1888. Notice of a new fossil sirenian, from California. American Journal of Science 25(8):94-96

Parent taxon: Desmostylidae according to B. L. Beatty 2009

Sister taxa: Ashoroa, Cornwallius, Vanderhoofius

Subtaxa: Desmostylus hesperus

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Ecology: scansorial insectivore