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Odobenus mandanoensis Tomida 1989 (walrus)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Odobenidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 72280

Full reference: Y. Tomida. 1989. A new walrus (Carnivora, Odobenidae) from the middle Pleistocene of the Boso Peninsula, Japan, and its implication on odobenid paleobiology. Bulletin of the National Science Museum, Series C (Geology & Paleontology) 15(3):109-119

Belongs to Odobenus according to I. Magallanes et al. 2018

Sister taxa: Odobenus rosmarus, Trichechus obesus

Type specimen: NSM-PV 18911, a mandible. Its type locality is Mandano, which is in a Pleistocene marginal marine sandstone in the Mandano Formation of Japan.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore