Pinnarctidion bishopi Barnes 1979 (pinniped)

Mammalia - Carnivora

Full reference: L. G. Barnes. 1979. Fossil enaliarctine pinnpeds (Mammalia: Otariidae) from Pyramid Hill, Kern County, California). Contributions in Science of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 318:1-41

Belongs to Pinnarctidion according to T. A. Deméré et al. 2003

See also Barnes 1979, Barnes 2008 and Berta et al. 2018

Sister taxon: Pinnarctidion rayi

Type specimen: UCMP 86334, a skull. Its type locality is Pyramid Hill, upper concretion-bearing bed, which is in an Aquitanian marine sandstone in the Temblor Formation of California.

Ecology: amphibious carnivore


• Miocene of United States (1: California collection)

• Oligocene of United States (1: California)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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