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Subfamily Arctocephalinae Scheffer and Rice 1963 (eared seal)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Otariidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 71973

Alternative spellings: Arctocephalina, Arctocephalini

Full reference: V. B. Scheffer and D. W. Rice. 1963. A list of the marine mammals of the world. United States Fish and Wildlife Service Special Scientific Report - Fisheries 431:1-12

Parent taxon: Otariidae according to M. C. McKenna and S. K. Bell 1997

Sister taxa: Arctocephalus, Arctophoca, Callorhinae, Callorhinina, Callorhinus, Eotaria, Eumetopias, Eumetopiina, Hydrarctos, Neophoca, Oriensarctos, Otaria, Otaria oudriana, Otariinae, Phocarctos, Pithanotaria, Proterozetes, Thalassoleon, Zalophina, Zalophus

Subtaxa: none

Type: Arctocephalus

Ecology: scansorial insectivore