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Mirounga leonina Linnaeus 1758 (elephant seal)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Phocidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 80793

Alternative combinations: Macrorhinus leonina, Macrorhinus leoninus, Otaria leonina, Phoca leonina

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Belongs to Mirounga according to T. A. Deméré et al. 2003

Sister taxa: Mirounga angustirostris, Morunga elephantina

Type specimen: 1

Ecology: amphibious piscivore-carnivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur length 185.0, humerus length 300.0, radius length 260.0, scapula length 280.0, tibia length 375.0

Estimated body mass: 72.9 kg based on femur length, humerus length, and tibia length