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Monachus monachus Hermann 1779 (Mediterranean monk seal)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Phocidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 80789

Alternative combinations: Leptonyx monachus, Pelagocyon monachus, Phoca monachus

Synonyms: Monachus (Monachus) albiventer Boddaert 1785 (no. 146991), Monachus albiventer Boddaert 1785 (no. 68693), Phoca albiventer Boddaert 1785 (no. 68692)

Belongs to Monachus according to A. Berta et al. 2018

Sister taxa: Monachus (Monachus), Monachus (Monatherium)

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur length 112.0, humerus length 144.0, radius length 132.0, scapula 159.9 x 160.0, tibia length 225.0

Estimated body mass: 14.0 kg based on femur length, humerus length, and tibia length