Pithanotaria Kellogg 1925 (eared seal)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Otariidae

Full reference: R. Kellogg. 1925. New pinnipeds from the Miocene diatomaceous earth near Lompoc, California. Contributions to Palaeontology from the Carnegie Institution of Washington 348:71-95

Parent taxon: Otariidae according to A. Berta 2018

See also Barnes 1989, Barnes 2008, Berta 2002, Berta 2009, Berta 2017, Berta et al. 2018, Boessenecker 2011, Boessenecker and Churchill 2015, Carroll 1988, Hay 1930, Kellogg 1925, Koretsky and Barnes 2006, McKenna and Bell 1997, Mitchell 1968, Muizon 1978, Repenning and Tedford 1977 and Sepkoski 2002

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

Subtaxa: Pithanotaria starri

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Ecology: amphibious piscivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of United States (9: California collections)

Total: 9 collections each including a single occurrence

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