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Pliophoca Tavani 1941 (seal)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Phocidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 71863

Full reference: G. Tavani. 1941. Revisione dei resti del pinnipede conservato nel museo di geologia di Pisa. Palaeontographica Italica 40:97-112

Parent taxon: Monachinae according to L. Dewaele et al. 2018

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

Subtaxa: Pliophoca etrusca

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Ecology: scansorial insectivore