†family Allodesminae Mitchell 1968 (pinniped)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Desmatophocidae

Alternative spelling: Allodesmidae

Full reference: E. D. Mitchell. 1968. The Mio-Pliocene pinniped Imagotaria. Journal of the Fisheries Research Board of Canada 25(9):1843-1900

Parent taxon: Desmatophocidae according to W. Tonomori et al. 2018

See also Barnes 1979, Barnes 1989, Barnes 2008, Barnes and Hirota 1995, Boessenecker and Churchill 2018, Kellogg 1931, Kimura 1997, Kohno 1996, Koretsky and Barnes 2006 and Mitchell 1968

Sister taxa: Desmatophoca, Desmatophocinae

Subtaxa: Allodesmus Atopotarus

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Ecology: amphibious carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Japan (10 collections), Mexico (2), United States (13: California, Oregon, Washington)

• Oligocene of United States (2: California, Washington)

Total: 27 collections including 28 occurrences

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