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Thalassoleon Repenning and Tedford 1977 (eared seal)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Otariidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 36951

Full reference: C. A. Repenning and R. H. Tedford. 1977. Otarioid seals of the Neogene. United States Geological Survey Professional Paper 992:1-93

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, Pithanotaria, Proterozetes, Zalophina, Zalophus

Subtaxa: Thalassoleon inouei, Thalassoleon macnallyae, Thalassoleon mexicanus

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Type: Thalassoleon mexicanus

Ecology: scansorial insectivore