Subfamily Odobeninae Allen 1880 (walrus)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Odobenidae

Full reference: J. A. Allen. 1880. History of North American Pinnipeds. US Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories, Miscellaneous Publications 12:1-785

Parent taxon: Odobenidae according to R. W. Boessenecker et al. 2024

See also Barnes 1979, Barnes 1989, Barnes 2008, Berta 2002, Berta 2009, Berta 2017, Berta et al. 2018, Biewer et al. 2020, Boessenecker 2017, Boessenecker et al. 2018, Deméré 1994, Deméré et al. 2003, Fay 1985, Fulton and Strobeck 2010, Horikawa 1995, Kohno 2006, Kohno and Ray 2008, Kohno et al. 1995, Koretsky and Barnes 2006, Magallanes et al. 2018, McKenna and Bell 1997, Mitchell 1968, Repenning and Tedford 1977, Rice 1998, Tedford 1976 and Vidal 1991

Sister taxa: Archaeodobenus, Imagotaria, Kamtschatarctos, Nanodobenus, Neodobenia, Neotherium, Osodobenus, Pelagiarctos, Pontolis, Proneotherium, Prototaria, Pseudotaria, Titanotaria

Subtaxa: Aivukus Odobenini Ontocetus Pliopedia Protodobenus

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Ecology: amphibious carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Belgium (3 collections), Canada (70: British Columbia, Labrador, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Yukon), France (1), Germany (3), Greenland (18), Iceland (9), Japan (9), the Netherlands (14), North Atlantic (3), North Pacific (1), the Russian Federation (12), the United Kingdom (6), United States (49: Alaska, California, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Virginia)

• Blancan of United States (2: California, Florida)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of the Netherlands (4), United States (1: Georgia)

• Pliocene of Belgium (5), Japan (9), Morocco (2), the Netherlands (2), the United Kingdom (1), United States (36: California, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia)

• Hemphillian of United States (4: Florida)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Mexico (1), the Netherlands (1), United States (2: California)

• Miocene to Pleistocene of the Netherlands (1)

• Neogene of United States (3: Florida, Georgia)

• Miocene of Belgium (1), Mexico (1), the Netherlands (2), United States (2: California)

Total: 278 collections including 294 occurrences

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