Acrophoca Muizon 1981 (seal)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Phocidae

Full reference: C. Muizon. 1981. Les vertebres fossiles de la Formation Pisco (Perou). Premiere parti: Deux nouveaux Monachina (Phocidae, Mammalia) du Pliocene de Sud-Sacaco. Recherche sur les grandes civilisations Memoire 6:1-150

Parent taxon: Monachinae according to A. Berta 2018

See also Berta 2002, Berta 2009, Berta 2017, Berta et al. 2018, Canto et al. 2010, Carroll 1988, Deméré et al. 2003, Fulton and Strobeck 2010, Koretsky 2001, McKenna and Bell 1997, Muizon 1981, Muizon 1982 and Rice 1998

Sister taxa: Afrophoca, Auroraphoca, Australophoca, Callophoca, Hadrokirus, Homiphoca, Hydrurga, Leptonychotes, Lobodon, Lobodontini, Mesotaria, Mirounga, Miroungini, Monachini, Monachus, Monotherium wymani, Neomonachus, Noriphoca, Ommatophoca, Paleophoca nystii, Palmidophoca, Piscophoca, Pliophoca, Pontophoca, Pristiphoca, Pristiphoca occitana, Terranectes, Terranectes magnus, Terranectes parvus, Virginiaphoca

Subtaxa: Acrophoca longirostris

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Ecology: amphibious piscivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Chile (4 collections), Peru (5)

Total: 9 collections each including a single occurrence

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