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Mirounga Gray 1827 (elephant seal)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Phocidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 53277

Alternative spelling: Morunga

Synonyms: Macrorhinus Cuvier 1824 (no. 104984), Macrorhyna Gray 1827 (no. 104985), Physorhinus Gloger 1841 (no. 105016), Rhinophoca Wagler 1830 (no. 105015)

Parent taxon: Monachinae according to A. Berta 2018

Sister taxa: Acrophoca, Afrophoca, Auroraphoca, Australophoca, Callophoca, Hadrokirus, Homiphoca, Hydrurga, Leptonychotes, Lobodon, Lobodontini, Mesotaria, Miroungini, Monachini, Monachus, Monotherium wymani, Neomonachus, Noriphoca, Ommatophoca, Paleophoca nystii, Palmidophoca, Piscophoca, Pliophoca, Pontophoca, Pristiphoca, Pristiphoca occitana, Terranectes, Terranectes magnus, Terranectes parvus, Virginiaphoca

Subtaxa: Mirounga angustirostris, Mirounga leonina, Morunga elephantina

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Ecology: scansorial insectivore