Nanophoca vitulinoides Van Beneden 1876 (seal)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Phocidae

Alternative combinations: Phoca (Phoca) vitulinoides, Phoca vitulinoides

Full reference: P. J. Van Beneden. 1876. Les phoques fossiles du bassin d'Anvers. Bulletins de l'Academie Royale des Sciences, des Lettres et des Beaux-Arts de Belgique 41:783-803

Belongs to Nanophoca according to L. Dewaele et al. 2017

See also Friant 1947, Kellogg 1922, Koretsky 2001, Koretsky and Ray 2008, Ray 1976, Trouessart 1898, Trouessart 1904, Van Beneden 1876 and Vanden Broeck 1874

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: neotype: IRSNB M2276a–q, a set of vertebrae (partial skeleton). Its type locality is Borsbeek, which is in a Tortonian lagoonal horizon in the Diest Formation of Belgium.

Ecology: amphibious piscivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene of Belgium (1 collection)

• Miocene of Belgium (3), the Netherlands (1)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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