Gomphotaria Barnes and Raschke 1991 (walrus)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Odobenidae

Full reference: L. G. Barnes and R. E. Raschke. 1991. Gomphotaria pugnax, a new genus and species of late Miocene dusignathine otariid pinniped (Mammalia: Carnivora) from California. Contributions in Science 426:1-16

Parent taxon: Neodobenia according to I. Magallanes et al. 2018

See also Barnes 2008, Barnes and Raschke 1991, Berta 2002, Berta 2009, Berta 2017, Berta 2018, Berta et al. 2018, Boessenecker and Churchill 2013, Deméré 1994, Deméré et al. 2003, Horikawa 1995, Kohno 2006 and McKenna and Bell 1997

Sister taxa: Dusignathus, Odobeninae

Subtaxa: Gomphotaria pugnax

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Type: Gomphotaria pugnax

Ecology: amphibious carnivore


• Miocene to Pliocene of United States (1: California collection)

• Miocene of United States (1: California)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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