Callorhinus gilmorei Berta and Deméré 1986 (fur seal)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Otariidae

Full reference: A. Berta and T. A. Deméré. 1986. Callorhinus gilmorei n. sp., (Carnivora: Otariidae) from the San Diego Formation (Blancan) and its impliations for otariid phylogeny. Transactions of the San Diego Society of Natural History 21(7):111-126

Belongs to Callorhinus according to R. W. Boessenecker and M. Churchill 2015

See also Barnes 1989, Barnes 2008, Berta et al. 2018, Berta and Deméré 1986, Boessenecker 2013 and Deméré et al. 2003

Sister taxon: Callorhinus ursinus

Type specimen: SDSNH 25176, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is San Diego Formation ("Lower"), which is in a Piacenzian foreshore horizon in the San Diego Formation of California.

Ecology: amphibious piscivore


• Quaternary of United States (2: California collections)

• Blancan of Mexico (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of United States (1: California)

• Pliocene of Japan (1), United States (6: California)

Total: 11 collections each including a single occurrence

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