Pelagiarctos Barnes 1988 (walrus)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Odobenidae

Full reference: L. G. Barnes. 1988. A new fossil pinniped (Mammalia: Otariidae) from the middle Miocene Sharktooth Hill Bonebed, California. Contributions in Science 396:1-11

Parent taxon: Odobenidae according to I. Magallanes et al. 2018

See also Barnes 1988, Barnes 1989, Barnes 2008, Berta 2017, Berta 2018, Berta et al. 2018, Boessenecker and Churchill 2013, Horikawa 1995, Kohno et al. 1995, McKenna and Bell 1997 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Aivukus, Archaeodobenus, Dusignathinae, Imagotaria, Kamtschatarctos, Nanodobenus, Neodobenia, Neotherium, Pontolis, Proneotherium, Prototaria, Pseudotaria, Titanotaria

Subtaxa: Pelagiarctos thomasi

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Type: Pelagiarctos thomasi

Ecology: amphibious carnivore


• Miocene of United States (3: California collections)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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