Desmostylia


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Desmostylia

[‚dez·mə′stīl·ē·ə]
(paleontology)
An extinct order of large hippopotamuslike, amphibious, gravigrade, shellfish-eating mammals.
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The study titled, "A long-forgotten 'dinosaur' bone from a museum cabinet, uncovered to be a Japan's iconic extinct mammal, Paleoparadoxia (Desmostylia, Mammalia)," was published July 25 in (http://rsos.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/5/7/172441) Royal Society Open Science.