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Arctocephalus fischeri Gervais and Ameghino 1880 (fur seal)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Otariidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 126934

Alternative combinations: Arctocephalus (Arctocephalus) fischeri, Arctophoca fischeri

Full reference: P. Gervais and F. Ameghino. 1880. Les Mammifres Fossiles: de L'Amrique Du Sud 1-255

Belongs to Arctocephalus according to R. Kellogg 1922

Sister taxa: Arctocephalus (Arctocephalus), Arctocephalus (Callotaria), Arctocephalus californianus, Arctocephalus doriferus, Arctocephalus elegans, Arctocephalus falklandicus, Arctocephalus forsteri, Arctocephalus forsteri, Arctocephalus galapagoensis, Arctocephalus gazella, Arctocephalus nigriscens, Arctocephalus nivosus, Arctocephalus philippi, Arctocephalus philippii, Arctocephalus pusillus, Arctocephalus tasmanica, Arctocephalus townsendi, Arctocephalus tropicalis, Halarctus delalandii

Type specimen: Its type locality is Barrancas del Rio Parana, which is in a Tortonian marginal marine siltstone/sandstone in the Entrerriana Formation of Argentina

Ecology: scansorial insectivore