Pteronarctos Barnes 1989 (pinniped)

Mammalia - Carnivora

Full reference: L. G. Barnes. 1989. A new enaliarctine pinniped from the Astoria Formation, Oregon, and a classification of the Otariidae (Mammalia: Carnivora). Contributions in Science 403:1-26

Parent taxon: Pinnipedimorpha according to A. Berta 2018

See also Barnes 1989, Barnes 1990, Barnes 2008, Berta 1994, Berta 2002, Berta 2009, Berta 2017, Boessenecker and Churchill 2015, Deméré et al. 2003, Kienle and Berta 2019, McKenna and Bell 1997 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Enaliarctidae, Enaliarctos, Pacificotaria, Phocomorpha, Pinnarctidion, Pinnipedia, Pinnipediformes

Subtaxa: Pteronarctos goedertae Pteronarctos piersoni

View classification

Ecology: amphibious carnivore


• Miocene of United States (4: Oregon collections)

Total: 4 collections including 5 occurrences

Show more details

Specimen images are retrieved through the ePANDDA API.

Click image to enlarge. Click to access iDigBio record.