Allodesmus sinanoensis Nagao 1941

Mammalia - Carnivora - Desmatophocidae

Alternative combinations: Eumetopias sinanoensis, Megagomphos sinanoensis

Synonyms: Allodesmus megallos Barnes and Hirota 1995, Allodesmus sadoensis Barnes and Hirota 1995

Full reference: T. Nagao. 1941. An occurrence of a fossil sea lion in the Miocene deposits of Sinano, Japan. Journal of the Faculty of Science, Hokkaido Imperial University. Series 4, Geology and Mineralogy 6(2):75-84

Belongs to Allodesmus according to W. Tonomori et al. 2018

See also Barnes and Hirota 1995, Berta et al. 2018, Boessenecker and Churchill 2018, Deméré et al. 2003, Kohno 1996, Mitchell 1968, Nagao 1941 and Velez-Juarbe 2018

Sister taxa: Allodesmus demerei, Allodesmus kernensis, Allodesmus naorai, Allodesmus packardi, Allodesmus uraiporensis

Type specimens:

  • Allodesmus sinanoensis: no number, a skull. Its type locality is Aso, which is in a Serravallian coastal shale in the Aoki Formation of Japan.
  • Allodesmus megallos: SFMV 0002. Its type locality is Kashiwa-zawa, which is in a Serravallian marine horizon in the Aoki Formation of Japan.
  • Allodesmus sadoensis: SICC 0001. Its type locality is Do-no-kama, which is in a Serravallian marine horizon in the Tsurushi Formation of Japan.

Distribution: found only at Aso

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