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Behemotops proteus Domning et al. 1986 (desmostylian)

Mammalia - Desmostylia

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

Belongs to Behemotops according to B. L. Beatty and T. C. Cockburn 2015

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