Neomonachus tropicalis Gray 1850 (Hawaiian monk seal)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Phocidae

Alternative combinations: Monachus (Monachus) tropicalis, Monachus tropicalis, Phoca tropicalis

Synonym: Cystophora antillarum Gray 1849

Full reference: J. E. Gray. 1850. Catalogue of the Mammalia in the collection of the British Museum, with descriptions of all the species and figures of the genera. Part II. Seals 1-48

Belongs to Neomonachus according to D.-M. Scheel et al. 2014

See also Adam 2004, Allen 1880, Berta et al. 2018, Cullen et al. 2014, Deméré et al. 2003, Friant 1947, Gray 1850, Gray 1866, Hendey 1972, Koretsky 2001, Kurten and Anderson 1980, Riedman 1990, Scheffer and Rice 1963, Sherman 1952, Trouessart 1898, Trouessart 1904, Vidal 1991 and Wilson and Reeder 2005

Sister taxon: Neomonachus schauinslandi

Ecology: amphibious piscivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of the Bahamas (11 collections), Belize (2), Colombia (2), Costa Rica (1), Cuba (5), the Dominican Republic (1), Guadeloupe (1), Honduras (9), Jamaica (5), Mexico (11), the Netherlands Antilles (7), Nicaragua (2), Saint Kitts and Nevis (2), Turks and Caicos Islands (1), United States (30: Florida, Georgia, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Texas, Virgin Islands), Venezuela (2), Virgin Islands (1)

Total: 93 collections including 94 occurrences

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