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Erignathus Gill 1866 (bearded seal)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Phocidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 53280

Alternative spelling: Phoca (Erignathus)

Parent taxon: Phocinae according to A. Berta 2009

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

Subtaxa: Erignathus barbatus

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Type: Erignathus barbatus

Ecology: amphibious piscivore-carnivore