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Neomonachus Scheel et al. 2014 (Hawaiian monk seal)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Phocidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 311444

Attributed to Slater & Helgen

Full reference: D.-M. Scheel, G. J. Slater, S.-O. Kolokotronis, C. W. Potter, D. S. Rotstein, K. Tsangaras, A. D. Greenwood and K. M. Helgen. 2014. Biogeography and taxonomy of extinct and endangered monk seals illuminated by ancient DNA and skull morphology. ZooKeys (409)1-33

Parent taxon: Monachinae according to D.-M. Scheel et al. 2014

Sister taxa: Acrophoca, Afrophoca, Auroraphoca, Australophoca, Callophoca, Hadrokirus, Homiphoca, Hydrurga, Leptonychotes, Lobodon, Lobodontini, Mesotaria, Mirounga, Miroungini, Monachini, Monachus, Monotherium wymani, Noriphoca, Ommatophoca, Paleophoca nystii, Palmidophoca, Piscophoca, Pliophoca, Pontophoca, Pristiphoca, Pristiphoca occitana, Terranectes, Terranectes magnus, Terranectes parvus, Virginiaphoca

Subtaxa: Neomonachus schauinslandi, Neomonachus tropicalis

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Ecology: scansorial insectivore