†family Paleoparadoxiidae Reinhart 1959 (desmostylian)

Mammalia - Perissodactyla - Paleoparadoxiidae

Alternative spelling: Paleoparadoxidae

Full reference: R. H. Reinhart. 1959. A review of the Sirenia and Desmostylia. University of California Publications in Geological Sciences 36(1):1-146

Parent taxon: Desmostylia according to K. Matsui et al. 2018

See also Barnes and Goedert 2001, Berta 2017, Boessenecker 2011, Domning 2018, Domning and Barnes 2007, Fukuchi and Suzuki 2014, Hasegawa et al. 2014, Hasegawa and Kimura 2008, Inuzuka et al. 2006, Matsui and Kawabe 2015, Reinhart 1959, Rice 2009 and Saegusa 2002

Sister taxa: Behemotops, Cornwalliidae, Desmostylidae, Jamilcotatus, Kronokotherium, Seuku

Subtaxa: Archaeoparadoxia Behemotopsinae Neoparadoxia Paleoparadoxia Paleoparadoxiinae

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Ecology: amphibious herbivore


• Miocene of Japan (38 collections), Mexico (2), United States (14: California)

• Oligocene of United States (1: Oregon)

Total: 55 collections including 59 occurrences

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