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Acrophoca longirostris Muizon 1981 (seal)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Phocidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 72219

Full reference: C. Muizon. 1981. Les vertebres fossiles de la Formation Pisco (Perou). Premiere parti: Deux nouveaux Monachina (Phocidae, Mammalia) du Pliocene de Sud-Sacaco. Recherche sur les grandes civilisations Memoire 6:1-150

Belongs to Acrophoca according to A. Berta et al. 2018

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: MNHN SAS 563, a partial skull. Its type locality is Sud-Sacaco West (SAS) horizon), which is in a Messinian foreshore siltstone in the Pisco Formation of Peru.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore