Dusignathus santacruzensis Kellogg 1927 (walrus)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Odobenidae

Full reference: R. Kellogg. 1927. Fossil Pinnipeds from California. Contributions to Palaeontology from the Carnegie Institution of Washington 27-37

Belongs to Dusignathus according to I. Magallanes et al. 2018

See also Barnes 1989, Barnes 2008, Berta 2018, Berta et al. 2018, Boessenecker and Churchill 2013, Deméré 1994, Deméré et al. 2003, Hay 1930, Kellogg 1927, Repenning and Tedford 1977 and Vidal 1991

Sister taxon: Dusignathus seftoni

Type specimen: UCMP 27121, a partial skull. Its type locality is Santa Cruz 1, which is in a Messinian marine sandstone in the Purisima Formation of California.

Ecology: amphibious carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Mexico (1 collection), United States (7: California)

Total: 8 collections each including a single occurrence

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