Arctocephalus Cuvier 1826 (fur seal)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Otariidae

Alternative spelling: Arctocephalas

Synonyms: Halarctos Gill 1866, Halarctus Gill 1866

Parent taxon: Otariidae according to A. Berta 2018

See also Allen 1880, Allen 1902, Barnes 1989, Bergqvist et al. 1999, Berta 2002, Berta 2009, Berta and Churchill 2012, Berta et al. 2018, Berta and Deméré 1986, Berta et al. 2006, Boessenecker and Churchill 2015, Carroll 1988, Deméré et al. 2003, Gill 1866, Gray 1850, Gray 1866, Gray 1871, Koretsky and Barnes 2006, McKenna and Bell 1997, Mitchell 1968, Muizon 1978, Palmer 1904, Repenning and Tedford 1977, Rice 1998, Riedman 1990, Scheffer and Rice 1963, Sepkoski 2002, Trouessart 1898, Trouessart 1904, Turner 1912, Vidal 1991, Werdelin and Peigne 2010 and Zittel 1925

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

Subtaxa: Arctocephalus (Arctocephalus) Arctocephalus (Callotaria) Arctocephalus californianus Arctocephalus doriferus Arctocephalus elegans Arctocephalus falklandicus Arctocephalus fischeri Arctocephalus forsteri Arctocephalus forsteri Arctocephalus galapagoensis Arctocephalus gazella Arctocephalus nigriscens Arctocephalus nivosus Arctocephalus philippi Arctocephalus philippii Arctocephalus pusillus Arctocephalus tasmanica Arctocephalus townsendi Arctocephalus tropicalis Halarctus delalandii

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Ecology: amphibious piscivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Antarctica (2 collections), Argentina (1), Brazil (1), Chile (1), India (1), Japan (1), Mexico (2), New Caledonia (2), New Zealand (2), South Africa (27), United States (61: California, Florida)

• Pliocene of United States (1: California)

Total: 102 collections including 103 occurrences

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