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A NEW GENUS AND SPECIES OF LATE MIOCENE PALEOPARADOXIID ( MAMMALIA , DESMOSTYLIA ) FROM CALIFORNIA 1

@inproceedings{Lawrence2013ANG,
  title={A NEW GENUS AND SPECIES OF LATE MIOCENE PALEOPARADOXIID ( MAMMALIA , DESMOSTYLIA ) FROM CALIFORNIA 1},
  author={Lawrence and G. and Barnes},
  year={2013}
}
The Desmostylia are an extinct order of quadrupedal, marine, herbivorous, placental mammals whose closest living relatives are Proboscidea (elephants and their relatives) and Sirenia (sea cows and manatees). Desmostylians lived around the margins of the North Pacific Ocean from the Oligocene until the end of the Miocene. A 10to 11-million-year-old fossil skeleton, here named Neoparadoxia cecilialina, new genus and new species, was found in the early late Miocene part of the Monterey Formation… 

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