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Gomphotaria pugnax Barnes and Raschke 1991 (walrus)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Odobenidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 72010

Full reference: L. G. Barnes and R. E. Raschke. 1991. Gomphotaria pugnax, a new genus and species of late Miocene dusignathine otariid pinniped (Mammalia: Carnivora) from California. Contributions in Science 426:1-16

Belongs to Gomphotaria according to I. Magallanes et al. 2018

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: LACM 121508, a skeleton. Its type locality is San Clemente, which is in a Messinian offshore siltstone in the Capistrano Formation of California.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore