Valenictus chulavistensis Deméré 1994 (walrus)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Odobenidae

Full reference: T. A. Deméré. 1994. Two new species of fossil walruses (Pinnipedia: Odobenidae) from the Upper Pliocene San Diego Formation, California. Proceedings of the San Diego Society of Natural History 29:77-98

Belongs to Valenictus according to I. Magallanes et al. 2018

See also Berta 2018, Berta et al. 2018, Boessenecker and Churchill 2013, Deméré 1994 and Deméré et al. 2003

Sister taxon: Valenictus imperialensis

Type specimen: SDSNH 36786, a partial skull. Its type locality is Rancho Del Rey, which is in a Blancan coastal horizon in the San Diego Formation of California.

Ecology: amphibious carnivore

Distribution: found only at Rancho Del Rey

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