Monachus monachus Hermann 1779 (Mediterranean monk seal)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Phocidae

Alternative combinations: Leptonyx monachus, Pelagocyon monachus, Phoca monachus

Synonyms: Monachus (Monachus) albiventer Boddaert 1785, Monachus albiventer Boddaert 1785, Phoca albiventer Boddaert 1785

Belongs to Monachus according to A. Berta et al. 2018

See also Adam 2004, Amson and Muizon 2013, Cullen et al. 2014, Dal Piaz 1929, Davis et al. 2004, Deméré et al. 2003, Friant 1947, Giebel 1883, Gill 1866, Gonzalez 2015, Gray 1850, Gray 1866, Hendey 1972, Koretsky 2001, Koretsky and Ray 2008, Riedman 1990, Scheffer and Rice 1963, Trouessart 1898, Trouessart 1904, Turner 1912 and Werdelin and Peigne 2010

Sister taxa: Monachus (Monachus), Monachus (Monatherium)

Ecology: amphibious piscivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of France (1 collection), Italy (2), Morocco (1), Portugal (2), Spain (2)

Total: 8 collections each including a single occurrence

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