Odobenus rosmarus Linnaeus 1758 (walrus)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Odobenidae

Alternative combinations: Odobaenus rosmarus, Phoca rosmarus, Rosmarus rosmarus, Trichechus rosmarus

Synonyms: Hemicaulodon effodiens Cope 1869, Odobenotherium lartetianum Gratiolet 1858, Odobenotherium lartetianus Gratiolet 1858, Odobenotherium virginianum Dekay 1842, Odobenus virginianus De Kay 1842, Trichechus orientalis Dybowski 1922, Trichechus virginianus Dekay 1842

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

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

See also Allen 1880, Berta 2017, Berta 2018, Berta et al. 2018, Boessenecker and Churchill 2013, Brisson 1762, Cope 1869, Cullen et al. 2014, Deméré 1994, Deméré et al. 2003, Fay 1985, Gill 1866, Gratiolet 1858, Gray 1850, Gray 1866, Harington and Beard 1992, Hay 1902, Hay 1930, Kardas 1965, Kellogg 1922, Kurten and Anderson 1980, Leidy 1869, Linnaeus 1758, Lydekker 1885, Nilsson 1847, Ray 1975, Rhoads 1903, Riedman 1990, Scheffer and Rice 1963, Thomas 1911, Trouessart 1898, Trouessart 1904, Turner 1912, Van Der Feen 1968, Vanden Broeck 1874 and Woodward 1885

Sister taxa: Odobenus mandanoensis, Trichechus obesus

Subtaxa: Odobenus rosmarus divergens Odobenus rosmarus rosmarus

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Type specimens:

  • Odobenus rosmarus: none designated
  • Hemicaulodon effodiens:
  • Odobenotherium lartetianum:
  • Odobenus virginianus:
  • Trichechus orientalis:
  • Trichechus virginianus:

Ecology: amphibious carnivore

Distribution:

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