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Otaria leclercii Delfortrie 1872 (whale)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla

PaleoDB taxon number: 144956

Alternative combinations: Mesotaria leclerci, Mesotaria leclercii

Belongs to Cetacea according to R. Kellogg 1922

Sister taxa: Ambulocetidae, Anarnak, Archaeocetus, Balaenodontae, Balaenoidorum, Berardiopsis, Berardiopsis pliocaenus, Cetotheriomorphus dubius, Cetotherium priscum, Cetotolites, Globicephalus eocaenus, Loncodelphis, Manatus giganteus, Mystacoceta, Mystacoceti, Nanisocetus, Neoballaenidae, Oxypterus, Pakicetidae, Palaeocetus, Pelagiceti, Proteroceta, Protocetidae, Protocetoidea, Remingtonocetidae, Remingtonocetoidea, Rhynchoceti, Tretosphrys, Zeugloceta, Ziphius blasii, Balanadae

Type specimen: Its type locality is Saint-Medard-en-Jalle, which is in a Burdigalian marine sandstone in the Molasse of Saint Médard-en-Jalle Formation of France

Ecology: scansorial insectivore