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Superfamily Phocoidea Smirnov 1908 (pinniped)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora

PaleoDB taxon number: 53273

Synonym: Amphibiae Gray 1821 (taxon 95917)

Parent taxon: Pinnipedia according to A. Berta 2009

Sister taxa: Otarioidea, Palaeotaria, Phocomorpha, Squalodon modesta

Subtaxa: Allodesmus, Desmatophoca, Desmatophocidae

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Ecology: amphibious carnivore-omnivore