Proterozetes Barnes et al. 2006 (eared seal)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Otariidae

Full reference: L. G. Barnes, C. E. Ray, and I. Koretsky. 2006. A new Pliocene sea lion, Proterozetes ulysses (Mammalia: Otariidae) from Oregon, U.S.A. Mesozoic and Cenozoic Vertebrates and Paleoenvironments 57-77

Parent taxon: Otariidae according to A. Berta 2018

See also Barnes et al. 2006, Berta 2017, Berta et al. 2018, Boessenecker and Churchill 2015 and Poust and Boessenecker 2017

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

Subtaxa: Proterozetes ulysses

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Ecology: amphibious piscivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (2: Oregon collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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