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
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