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Pelagiarctos Barnes 1988 (walrus)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Odobenidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 36935

Full reference: L. G. Barnes. 1988. A new fossil pinniped (Mammalia: Otariidae) from the middle Miocene Sharktooth Hill Bonebed, California. Contributions in Science 396:1-11

Parent taxon: Odobenidae according to I. Magallanes et al. 2018

Sister taxa: Aivukus, Archaeodobenus, Dusignathinae, Imagotaria, Kamtschatarctos, Nanodobenus, Neodobenia, Neotherium, Pontolis, Proneotherium, Prototaria, Pseudotaria, Titanotaria

Subtaxa: Pelagiarctos thomasi

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Type: Pelagiarctos thomasi

Ecology: scansorial insectivore