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Monachus Flemming 1822 (monk seal)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Phocidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 36926

Synonyms: Heliophoca Gray 1854 (no. 104980), Mammonachus Herrera 1899 (no. 150506), Pelagios Cuvier 1824 (no. 103627), Pelagius Cuvier 1824 (no. 146989), Pelagocyon Gloger 1842 (no. 150503)

Parent taxon: Monachinae according to A. Berta 2018

Sister taxa: Acrophoca, Afrophoca, Auroraphoca, Australophoca, Callophoca, Hadrokirus, Homiphoca, Hydrurga, Leptonychotes, Lobodon, Lobodontini, Mesotaria, Mirounga, Miroungini, Monachini, Monotherium wymani, Neomonachus, Noriphoca, Ommatophoca, Paleophoca nystii, Palmidophoca, Piscophoca, Pliophoca, Pontophoca, Pristiphoca, Pristiphoca occitana, Terranectes, Terranectes magnus, Terranectes parvus, Virginiaphoca

Subtaxa: Monachus (Monachus), Monachus (Monatherium), Monachus monachus

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Type: Monachus monachus

Ecology: scansorial insectivore