Archaeodobenus Tanaka and Kohno 2015 (walrus)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Odobenidae

Full reference: Y. Tanaka and N. Kohno. 2015. A New Late Miocene Odobenid (Mammalia: Carnivora) from Hokkaido, Japan Suggests Rapid Diversification of Basal Miocene Odobenids. PLoS One

Parent taxon: Odobenidae according to I. Magallanes et al. 2018

See also Berta 2017, Berta et al. 2018 and Tanaka and Kohno 2015

Sister taxa: Aivukus, Dusignathinae, Imagotaria, Kamtschatarctos, Nanodobenus, Neodobenia, Neotherium, Pelagiarctos, Pontolis, Proneotherium, Prototaria, Pseudotaria, Titanotaria

Subtaxa: Archaeodobenus akamatsui

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Type: Archaeodobenus akamatsui

Ecology: amphibious carnivore

Distribution: found only at Rutaka Bridge (Miocene of Japan)

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