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Phocarctos Gray 1844 (New Zealand sea lion)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Otariidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 71853

Alternative spelling: Eumetopias (Phocarctos)

Full reference: J. E. Gray. 1844. The seals of the southern hemisphere. The zoology of the voyage of H. M. S. Erebus and Terror, under the command of Capt. Sir J. C. Ross, R. N., F. R. S., during the years 1839 to 1843. Vol. 1 Mammalia, birds. Londres : E.W. Janson 1:1-8

Parent taxon: Otariidae according to A. Berta 2018

Sister taxa: Arctocephalinae, Arctocephalus, Arctophoca, Callorhinae, Callorhinina, Callorhinus, Eotaria, Eumetopias, Eumetopiina, Hydrarctos, Neophoca, Oriensarctos, Otaria, Otaria oudriana, Otariinae, Pithanotaria, Proterozetes, Thalassoleon, Zalophina, Zalophus

Subtaxa: Phocarctos hookeri

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Ecology: scansorial insectivore