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Leptonychotes Gill 1872 (Weddell seal)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Phocidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 72123

Alternative spelling: Ogmorhinus (Leptonychotes)

Synonyms: Leptonyx Gray 1837 (no. 99401), Peocilophoca Lydekker 1891 (no. 106332), Poecilophoca Lydekker 1891 (no. 147010)

Parent taxon: Monachinae according to A. Berta 2018

Sister taxa: Acrophoca, Afrophoca, Auroraphoca, Australophoca, Callophoca, Hadrokirus, Homiphoca, Hydrurga, Lobodon, Lobodontini, Mesotaria, Mirounga, Miroungini, Monachini, Monachus, Monotherium wymani, Neomonachus, Noriphoca, Ommatophoca, Paleophoca nystii, Palmidophoca, Piscophoca, Pliophoca, Pontophoca, Pristiphoca, Pristiphoca occitana, Terranectes, Terranectes magnus, Terranectes parvus, Virginiaphoca

Subtaxa: Leptonychotes weddelli

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Ecology: scansorial insectivore