Enaliarctos mealsi Mitchell and Tedford 1973 (pinniped)

Mammalia - Carnivora

Full reference: E. Mitchell and R. H. Tedford. 1973. The Enaliarctinae: A new group of extinct aquatic carnivora and a consideration of the origin of the otariidae. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 151(3):203-284

Belongs to Enaliarctos according to T. A. Deméré et al. 2003

See also Barnes 1979, Barnes 1989, Barnes 2008, Berta et al. 2018, Koretsky and Barnes 2006, Mitchell and Tedford 1973 and Repenning and Tedford 1977

Sister taxa: Enaliarctos barnesi, Enaliarctos emlongi, Enaliarctos mitchelli, Enaliarctos tedfordi

Type specimen: LACM 4321, a skeleton. Its type locality is Pyramid Hill Sand Member grit zone, which is in a Chattian marine sandstone in the Jewett Formation of California.

Ecology: amphibious carnivore


• Miocene of United States (1: California collection)

• Oligocene of United States (1: California)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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