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Pteronarctos Barnes 1989 (pinniped)

Mammalia - Carnivora

PaleoDB taxon number: 36950

Full reference: L. G. Barnes. 1989. A new enaliarctine pinniped from the Astoria Formation, Oregon, and a classification of the Otariidae (Mammalia: Carnivora). Contributions in Science 403:1-26

Parent taxon: Pinnipedimorpha according to A. Berta 2018

Sister taxa: Enaliarctidae, Enaliarctos, Pacificotaria, Phocomorpha, Pinnarctidion, Pinnipedia, Pinnipediformes

Subtaxa: Pteronarctos goedertae, Pteronarctos piersoni

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Ecology: scansorial insectivore