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Mirounga Gray 1827 (elephant seal)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Phocidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 53277

Alternative spelling: Morunga

Synonyms: Macrorhinus Cuvier 1824 (no. 104984), Macrorhyna Gray 1827 (no. 104985), Physorhinus Gloger 1841 (no. 105016), Rhinophoca Wagler 1830 (no. 105015)

Parent taxon: Phocidae according to A. M. Valenzuela-Toro et al. 2015

Sister taxa: Acrophoca, Cystophorinae, Devinophocinae, Halichoerina, Lobodon, Manatus maeoticus, Messiphoca, Monachina, Monachinae, Ogmorhininae, Palmidophoca, Phoca ambigua, Phoca bessarabica, Phoca novorossica, Phocinae, Piscophoca, Praephoca bendullensis, Properiptychus, Stenorhynchina

Subtaxa: Mirounga angustirostris, Mirounga leonina, Morunga elephantina

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Ecology: amphibious piscivore-carnivore