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Monachus Flemming 1822 (monk seal)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Phocidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 36926

Synonyms: Heliophoca Gray 1854 (no. 104980), Mammonachus Herrera 1899 (no. 150506), Pelagios Cuvier 1824 (no. 103627), Pelagius Cuvier 1824 (no. 146989), Pelagocyon Gloger 1842 (no. 150503)

Parent taxon: Monachini according to E. Amson and C. Muizon 2013

Sister taxon: Pliophoca

Subtaxa: Monachus (Monachus), Monachus monachus

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Type: Monachus monachus

Ecology: amphibious piscivore-carnivore