Phocarctos Gray 1844 (New Zealand sea lion)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Otariidae

Alternative spelling: Eumetopias (Phocarctos)

Parent taxon: Otariidae according to A. Berta 2018

See also Allen 1880, Barnes 1989, Berta 2002, Berta 2009, Berta et al. 2018, Berta and Deméré 1986, Gray 1871, McKenna and Bell 1997, Mitchell 1968, Muizon 1978, Palmer 1904, Repenning and Tedford 1977, Riedman 1990, Trouessart 1898 and Trouessart 1904

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

Subtaxa: Phocarctos hookeri

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Ecology: amphibious piscivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of New Zealand (7 collections)

• Pliocene of New Zealand (1)

Total: 8 collections each including a single occurrence

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