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Family Phocidae Gray 1821 (seal)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora

PaleoDB taxon number: 41186

Full reference: J. E. Gray. 1821. On the natural arrangement of vertebrose animals. The London Medical Repository Monthly Journal and Review 15:296-310

Parent taxon: Phocoidea according to R. W. Boessenecker and M. Churchill 2015

Sister taxa: Allodesmus, Desmatophoca, Desmatophocidae

Subtaxa: Acrophoca, Cystophorinae, Devinophocinae, Halichoerina, Lobodon, Manatus maeoticus, Messiphoca, Mirounga, Monachina, Monachinae, Ogmorhininae, Palmidophoca, Phoca ambigua, Phoca bessarabica, Phoca novorossica, Phocinae, Piscophoca, Stenorhynchina

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Ecology: amphibious piscivore-carnivore