Family Otariidae Gray 1825 (eared seal)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Otariidae

Alternative spelling: Otariina

Full reference: J. E. Gray. 1825. An outline of an attempt at the disposition of Mammalia into Tribes and Families, with a list of genera apparently appertaining to each Tribe. Annals of Philosophy, new series 10:337-344

Parent taxon: Otarioidea according to T. L. Fulton and C. Strobeck 2010

See also Allen 1880, Barnes 1972, Barnes 1979, Barnes 1987, Barnes 1988, Barnes 1989, Barnes 1992, Barnes 2008, Barnes and Hirota 1995, Barnes et al. 2006, Bergqvist et al. 1999, Berta 1991, Berta 1994, Berta 2002, Berta 2009, Berta 2017, Berta 2018, Berta and Deméré 1986, Berta et al. 1989, Berta et al. 2006, Bonaparte 1850, Carroll 1988, Cope 1889, Deméré et al. 2003, Flower 1883, Flower and Lydekker 1891, Gill 1866, Gray 1825, Gray 1871, Hay 1902, Hay 1930, Horikawa 1995, Kellogg 1922, Kimura 1997, Kohno 1992, Kohno et al. 1995, Koretsky and Barnes 2006, Kurten and Anderson 1980, Lydekker 1885, McKenna and Bell 1997, Mitchell 1966, Mitchell and Tedford 1973, Nowak 1991, Repenning and Tedford 1977, Rice 1998, Rice 2002, Rice 2009, Riedman 1990, Scheffer and Rice 1963, Tedford 1976, Trouessart 1898, Trouessart 1904, Turner 1912, Velez-Juarbe 2017, Vidal 1991, Weber 1928 and Zittel 1925

Sister taxon: Imagotariinae

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

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Distribution:

• Quaternary of Antarctica (2 collections), Argentina (3), Australia (8), Brazil (3), Canada (2: British Columbia), Chile (2), India (1), Japan (20), Mexico (4), New Caledonia (2), New Zealand (10), South Africa (27), United States (96: Alaska, California, Florida, Oregon)

• Blancan of Mexico (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of United States (1: California)

• Pliocene of Japan (6), Mexico (1), New Zealand (1), United States (13: California)

• Hemphillian of United States (1: California)

• Miocene of Argentina (1), France (1), Japan (1), Mexico (1), Peru (2), United States (16: California)

Total: 226 collections including 248 occurrences

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