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†family Desmostylidae Osborn 1905 (desmostylian)

Mammalia - Desmostylia

PaleoDB taxon number: 43291

Full reference: H. F. Osborn. 1905. Ten years progress in the mammalian Palaeontology of North America. Extrait des Comptes rendus du 6e Congres international de Zoologie. Session de Berne 1904:86-113

Parent taxon: Desmostyloidea according to K. Matsui and T. Tsuihiji 2019

Sister taxon: Paleoparadoxiidae

Subtaxa: Ashoroa, Cornwallius, Desmostylus, Ounalashkastylus, Vanderhoofius

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Ecology: scansorial insectivore