Mirounga leonina Linnaeus 1758 (southern elephant seal)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Phocidae

Alternative combinations: Macrorhinus leonina, Macrorhinus leoninus, Otaria leonina, Phoca leonina

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 Mirounga according to T. A. Deméré et al. 2003

See also Allen 1902, Berta et al. 2018, Cullen et al. 2014, Friant 1947, Gill 1866, Gray 1850, Gray 1866, Koretsky 2001, Ling and Bryden 1992, Linnaeus 1758, Rice 1998, Riedman 1990, Scheffer and Rice 1963, Thomas 1911, Trouessart 1898, Trouessart 1904, Turner 1912 and Werdelin and Peigne 2010

Sister taxa: Mirounga angustirostris, Morunga elephantina

Type specimen: 1

Ecology: amphibious piscivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Antarctica (2 collections), Argentina (1), Chile (1), Namibia (1), New Zealand (1), South Africa (6)

Total: 12 collections each including a single occurrence

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