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Phocarctos Gray 1844 (New Zealand sea lion)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Otariidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 71853

Alternative spelling: Eumetopias (Phocarctos)

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, Pithanotaria, Proterozetes, Thalassoleon, Zalophina, Zalophus

Subtaxa: Phocarctos hookeri

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Ecology: scansorial insectivore