PaleoDB taxon number: 71785
Full reference: D. P. Domning, C. E. Ray, and M. C. McKenna. 1986. Two new Oligocene desmostylians and a discussion of Tethytherian systematics. Smithsonian Contributions to Paleobiology 59:1-56
Sister taxon: Behemotops katsuiei
Type specimen: USNM 244035, a mandible. Its type locality is LACMVP 5412, which is in a Chattian offshore mudstone in the Pysht Formation of Washington.
Ecology: scansorial insectivore