Thalassoleon Repenning and Tedford 1977 (eared seal)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Otariidae

Full reference: C. A. Repenning and R. H. Tedford. 1977. Otarioid seals of the Neogene. United States Geological Survey Professional Paper 992:1-93

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 and Churchill 2015, Carroll 1988, Deméré et al. 2003, Deméré and Berta 2005, Kohno 1992, Koretsky and Barnes 2006, McKenna and Bell 1997, Muizon 1978, Repenning and Tedford 1977, Sepkoski 2002 and Vidal 1991

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

Subtaxa: Thalassoleon inouei Thalassoleon macnallyae Thalassoleon mexicanus

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Type: Thalassoleon mexicanus

Ecology: amphibious piscivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene of Japan (1 collection), United States (2: California)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Japan (1)

• Miocene of Mexico (1), United States (4: California)

Total: 9 collections each including a single occurrence

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