PaleoDB taxon number: 72052
Alternative combination: Desmostylus sookensis
Full reference: I. A. Cornwall. 1922. Some notes on the Sooke Formation, Vancouver Island, B.C. Canadian Field Naturalist 36(7):121-123
Sister taxa: none
Type specimen: BCPM 486, a tooth. Its type locality is Kirby Creek, east, which is in a Chattian marine sandstone in the Sooke Formation of Canada.
Ecology: scansorial insectivore