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Odobenocetops leptodon Muizon et al. 1999 (toothed whale)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Odobenocetopsidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 69030

Full reference: C. Muizon, D. P. Domning, and M. Parrish. 1999. Dimorphic tusks and adaptive strategies in a new species of walrus-like dolphin (Odobenocetopsidae) from the Pliocene of Peru. C. R. Academie des Sciences, Paris, Sciences de la terre et des planets 329:449-455

Belongs to Odobenocetops according to C. Muizon 2002

Sister taxon: Odobenocetops peruvianus

Type specimen: SMNK 2492 Pal, a skull. Its type locality is Sacaco (SAO horizon), which is in a Messinian paralic siltstone in the Pisco Formation of Peru.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore