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Leptophoca True 1906 (seal)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Phocidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 36923

Alternative spelling: Monatherium (Leptophoca)

Full reference: F. W. True. 1906. Description of a new genus and species of fossil seal from the Miocene of Maryland. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 30:835-840

Parent taxon: Phocinae according to L. Dewaele et al. 2017

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

Subtaxa: Leptophoca proxima

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Type: Leptophoca lenis

Ecology: scansorial insectivore