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Behemotops katsuiei Inuzuka 2000 (desmostylian)

Mammalia - Desmostylia

PaleoDB taxon number: 71797

Full reference: N. Inuzuka. 2000. Primitive late Oligocene desmostylians from Japan and Phylogeny of the Desmostylia. Bulletin of the Ashoro Museum of Paleontology 1:91-123

Belongs to Behemotops according to L. N. Cooper et al. 2014

Sister taxon: Behemotops proteus

Type specimen: AMP22. Its type locality is Morawan (Upper tuffaceous Siltstone Member), which is in a Chattian basinal (siliceous) siltstone in the Morawan Formation of Japan.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore