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Praephoca bendullensis Diedrich 2011 (seal)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Phocidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 208303

Full reference: C. Diedrich. 2011. The world's oldest fossil seal record. Natural Science 3(11):914-920

Belongs to Mammalia according to L. Dewaele et al. 2017

Sister taxa: Acrotheria, Allotheria, Ameghinichnidae, Amphidontidae, Anagonia, Anagonia insulata, Anisorhizus, Anisorhizus atriarius, Apotheria, Aquila ferox, Archaeorycteropus patagonicus, Arrhinolemuroidea, Artiodactyla, Atlasodon, Australosphenida, Bellua, Bondesiidae, Bunotheria, Cimolomidae, Diplocynodontidae, Diplodon ampliatus, Diplodonops, Dipodiscidae, Dipriodontidae, Ditremata, Docodonta, Eopentapodiscidae, Eotetrapodiscus, Eotheria, Erecta, Eutriconodonta, Eutrochodon, Ferugliotheriidae, Florentinoameghinia, Fruitafossor, Gobiotheriodon, Hakusanodon, Helioseus, Heterolophodon, Holotheria, Homunculus imago, Hypotheria, Hypsiprymnopsis, Isolophodon aplanatus, Jeholodentidae, Juchilestes, Kuehneotheriidae, Likhoeletherium, Lophiodolodus, Lufengoconodon, Malutitetrapodiscus, Malutitetrasauropodiscus, Marsupialia, Marsupionta, Microderson, Molapopentapodiscus, Morganucodonta, Natantia, Necrolestidae, Ovovivipara, Pachydermata, Pachypithecus, Pachypithecus macrognathus, Paraeopentapodiscidae, Phoca aegyptiaca, Phoca aegyptiaca antiqua, Picunia, Plagiocoelus, Pleurodon, Polyprotodonta, Praephoca, Prensiculantia, Promammalia, Proplanodus, Proplanodus adnepos, Prostylophorus, Prostylophorus margeriei, Protobradidae, Protobradys, Protobradys harmonicus, Ptolemaiida, Radinskya, Sarcobora, Schadipes, Sederipes, Simioidea, Solipedia, Sororyctidae, Stenogenium aenigmaticum, Subungulata, Sukotyro, Thereuodontidae, Theriamorpha, Tikitherium, Tribosphenida, Trichechus hydropithecus, Tricorynopus, Tricuspes, Trilobodon, Vincelestes, Volaticotheria, Wanotherium, Yinotheria

Type specimen: Its type locality is Dalum, which is in a Lutetian marine conglomerate in the Fürstenau Formation of Germany

Ecology: scansorial insectivore