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Zalophus californianus Lesson 1828 (California sea lion)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Otariidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 96087

Alternative combinations: Eumetopias (Zalophus) californianus, Eumetopias californiana, Eumetopias californianus, Otaria californiana, Zalophus californiana

Synonyms: Arctocephalus gilliespii Macbain 1858 (no. 98718), Arctocephalus monteriensis Gray 1866 (no. 98712), Otaria gilliespii Macbain 1858 (no. 98717), Zalophus gilliespii Macbain 1858 (no. 103876)

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

Sister taxa: Zalophus japonicus, Zalophus kimitsensis, Zalophus wollebaeki

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur length 103.9, humerus length 171.6, radius length 173.9, scapula length 203.5, tibia length 211.6

Estimated body mass: 14.3 kg based on femur length, humerus length, and tibia length