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†order Desmostylia Reinhart 1953 (desmostylian)

Osteichthyes - Perissodactyla

PaleoDB taxon number: 36955

Synonym: Desmostyliformes Hay 1923 (taxon 71183)

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, Brontotheriidae, Cambaytheriidae, Cambaytherium, Equina, Ghazijhippus, Hallensia, Hippopotamus iravaticus, Hyracotheriidae, Lophodontomorpha, Mesaxonia, Mesolambdolophus, Nakusia, Paschatherium, Perissobune, Rhinocerotida, Selenida, Skopaiolophus, Stereopterna, Tapiromorpha, Teilhardimys, Titanotheriomorpha, Triplopidae

Subtaxa: Behemotops, Cornwalliidae, Desmostylidae, Jamilcotatus, Kronokotherium, Paleoparadoxiidae, Seuku

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Ecology: aquatic herbivore