Pteronarctos piersoni Barnes 1990 (pinniped)

Mammalia - Carnivora

Full reference: L. G. Barnes. 1990. A new Miocene enaliarctine pinniped of the genus Pteronarctos (Mammalia: Otariidae) from the Astoria Formation, Oregon. Contributions in Science 422:1-20

Belongs to Pteronarctos according to L. G. Barnes 2008

See also Berta 1994

Sister taxon: Pteronarctos goedertae

Type specimen: LACM 127972. Its type locality is Iron Mountain Bed, which is in a Burdigalian marine sandstone in the Astoria Formation of Oregon.

Ecology: amphibious carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of United States (2: Oregon collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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