Paleoparadoxia

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Paleoparadoxia ("ancient paradox") is a genus of large, herbivorous aquatic mammals that inhabited the northern Pacific coastal region during the Miocene epoch.wikipedia
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Date City, Fukushima

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It ranged from the waters of Japan (Tsuyama and Yanagawa), to Alaska in the north, and down to Baja California, Mexico.
A whole body skeleton of Paleoparadoxia was excavated in Yanagawa on August 21, 1984.

Desmostylia

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A 2017 study on Desmostylus and Paleoparadoxia shows that the former preferred areas shallower than 30 m, while the latter occurred in deep, offshore waters.

Genus

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Paleoparadoxia ("ancient paradox") is a genus of large, herbivorous aquatic mammals that inhabited the northern Pacific coastal region during the Miocene epoch.

Herbivore

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Paleoparadoxia ("ancient paradox") is a genus of large, herbivorous aquatic mammals that inhabited the northern Pacific coastal region during the Miocene epoch.

Mammal

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Paleoparadoxia ("ancient paradox") is a genus of large, herbivorous aquatic mammals that inhabited the northern Pacific coastal region during the Miocene epoch.

Pacific Ocean

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Paleoparadoxia ("ancient paradox") is a genus of large, herbivorous aquatic mammals that inhabited the northern Pacific coastal region during the Miocene epoch.

Miocene

Late MioceneEarly MioceneMiddle Miocene
Paleoparadoxia ("ancient paradox") is a genus of large, herbivorous aquatic mammals that inhabited the northern Pacific coastal region during the Miocene epoch.

Japan

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It ranged from the waters of Japan (Tsuyama and Yanagawa), to Alaska in the north, and down to Baja California, Mexico.

Tsuyama

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It ranged from the waters of Japan (Tsuyama and Yanagawa), to Alaska in the north, and down to Baja California, Mexico.

Alaska

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It ranged from the waters of Japan (Tsuyama and Yanagawa), to Alaska in the north, and down to Baja California, Mexico.

Baja California

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It ranged from the waters of Japan (Tsuyama and Yanagawa), to Alaska in the north, and down to Baja California, Mexico.

Mexico

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It ranged from the waters of Japan (Tsuyama and Yanagawa), to Alaska in the north, and down to Baja California, Mexico.

Seaweed

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Paleoparadoxia is thought to have fed primarily on seaweeds and sea grasses.

Seagrass

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Paleoparadoxia is thought to have fed primarily on seaweeds and sea grasses.

Jaw

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The jaws and the angle of the teeth resemble a backhoe bucket.

Backhoe

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The jaws and the angle of the teeth resemble a backhoe bucket.

Sirenia

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Originally interpreted as amphibious, Paleoparadoxia is now thought to have been a fully marine mammal like their living relatives, the sirenians, spending most of their lives walking across the sea bottom like marine hippos.

Synonym (taxonomy)

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named the genus Cornwallius but synonymized it as a species of Paleoparadoxia.

Desmostylus

Desmostylus hesperusVanderhoofius