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Pithanotaria Kellogg 1925 (eared seal)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Otariidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 36939

Full reference: R. Kellogg. 1925. New pinnipeds from the Miocene diatomaceous earth near Lompoc, California. Contributions to Palaeontology from the Carnegie Institution of Washington 348:71-95

Parent taxon: Otariidae according to A. Berta 2018

Sister taxa: Arctocephalinae, Arctocephalus, Arctophoca, Callorhinae, Callorhinina, Callorhinus, Eotaria, Eumetopias, Eumetopiina, Hydrarctos, Neophoca, Oriensarctos, Otaria, Otaria oudriana, Otariinae, Phocarctos, Proterozetes, Thalassoleon, Zalophina, Zalophus

Subtaxa: Pithanotaria starri

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Ecology: scansorial insectivore