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Hydrurga leptonyx de Blainville 1820 (leopard seal)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Phocidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 80800

Alternative combinations: Ogmorhinus (Ogmorhinus) leptonyx, Ogmorhinus leptonyx, Phoca leptonyx, Stenorhynchus leptonyx

Full reference: M. H. D. de Blainville. 1820. Sur quelques cranes de phoques. Journal de Physique 91:286-300

Belongs to Hydrurga according to T. A. Deméré et al. 2003

Sister taxon: Ogmorhinus (Ogmorhinus)

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur length 152.5, humerus length 178.9, radius length 185.5, scapula length 207.1, tibia length 282.0

Estimated body mass: 28.7 kg based on femur length, humerus length, and tibia length