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Callorhinus ursinus Linnaeus 1758 (northern fur seal)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Otariidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 72012

Alternative combinations: Arctocephalus (Callorhinus) ursinus, Arctocephalus ursina, Arctocephalus ursinus, Phoca ursina

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 Callorhinus according to R. W. Boessenecker and M. Churchill 2015

Sister taxon: Callorhinus gilmorei

Type specimen: 1

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur length 108.4, humerus length 156.8, radius length 163.3, scapula length 179.4, tibia length 193.0

Estimated body mass: 12.5 kg based on femur length, humerus length, and tibia length