Eotaria Boessenecker and Churchill 2015 (eared seal)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Otariidae

Full reference: R. W. Boessenecker and M. Churchill. 2015. The oldest known fur seal. Biology Letters

Parent taxon: Otariidae according to A. Berta 2018

See also Berta 2017, Berta et al. 2018, Boessenecker and Churchill 2015 and Velez-Juarbe 2017

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

Subtaxa: Eotaria citrica Eotaria crypta

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Ecology: amphibious piscivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of United States (2: California collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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