Prototaria Takeyama and Ozawa 1984 (walrus)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Odobenidae

Full reference: K. Takeyama and T. Ozawa. 1984. A new Miocene otarioid seal from Japan. Proceedings of the Japan Academy Series B Physical and Biological Sciences 40(3):36-39

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

See also Barnes 1989, Berta 2002, Berta 2009, Berta 2017, Berta 2018, Berta et al. 2018, Boessenecker and Churchill 2013, Deméré et al. 2003, Horikawa 1995, Kohno 2006, Kohno et al. 1995, McKenna and Bell 1997, Sepkoski 2002 and Takeyama and Ozawa 1984

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

Subtaxa: Prototaria planicephala

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Ecology: amphibious carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Japan (3 collections)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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