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Phoca Linnaeus 1758 (seal)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Phocidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 36936

Synonyms: Arctias Rafinesque 1815 (no. 105028), Callocephalus Cuvier 1827 (no. 98691), Caspiopusa Dybowski 1929 (no. 105030), Halicyon Gray 1864 (no. 98702), Haliphilus Gray 1866 (no. 105027), Pagomys Gray 1860 (no. 98697), Pagophoca Trouessart 1904 (no. 105029), Phoca (Pagophoca) Trouessart 1904 (no. 321695)

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

Parent taxon: Phocinae according to A. Berta 2018

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

Subtaxa: Callocephalus dimidiatus, Phoca (Phoca), Phoca annellata, Phoca caspica, Phoca hispida, Phoca largha, Phoca nautica, Phoca vitulina

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Type: Nanophoca vitulinoides

Ecology: scansorial insectivore