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Gryphoca Van Beneden 1876 (seal)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Phocidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 36920

Alternative spelling: Halichoerus (Gryphoca)

Full reference: P. J. Van Beneden. 1876. Les phoques fossiles du bassin d'Anvers. Bulletins de l'Academie Royale des Sciences, des Lettres et des Beaux-Arts de Belgique 41:783-803

Parent taxon: Phocinae according to T. A. Deméré et al. 2003

Sister taxa: Batavipusa, Cryptophoca, Cystophora, Cystophorini, Erignathini, Erignathus, Frisiphoca, Halichoerus, Histriophoca, Kawas, Leptophoca, Leptophoca amphiatlantica, Monachopsis, Nanophoca, Necromites, Pagophilus, Phoca, Phocanella, Phocini, Platyphoca, Praepusa, Prophoca, Pusa, Sarmatonectes

Subtaxa: Gryphoca nordica, Gryphoca similis

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Type: Gryphoca similis

Ecology: scansorial insectivore