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Cryptophoca Koretsky and Ray 1994 (seal)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Phocidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 72115

Full reference: I. A. Koretsky and C. E. Ray. 1994. Cryptophoca, a new genus for Phoca maeotica (Mammalia: Pinnipedia: Phocinae), from upper Miocene deposits in the northern Black Sea region. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 107(1):17-26

Parent taxon: Phocinae according to A. Berta 2009

Sister taxa: Batavipusa, Cystophora, Cystophorini, Erignathini, Erignathus, Gryphoca, Halichoerus, Histriophoca, Kawas, Leptophoca, Leptophoca amphiatlantica, Nanophoca, Necromites, Pagophilus, Phoca, Phocanella, Phocini, Platyphoca, Praepusa, Prophoca, Pusa

Subtaxa: Cryptophoca maeotica

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Ecology: amphibious piscivore-carnivore