Hydrurga leptonyx de Blainville 1820 (leopard seal)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Phocidae

Alternative combinations: Ogmorhinus (Ogmorhinus) leptonyx, Ogmorhinus leptonyx, Phoca leptonyx, Stenorhynchus leptonyx

Full reference: M. H. D. de Blainville. 1820. Sur quelques cranes de phoques. Journal de Physique 91:286-300

Belongs to Hydrurga according to T. A. Deméré et al. 2003

See also Berta et al. 2018, Cullen et al. 2014, de Blainville 1820, Friant 1947, Gill 1866, Gray 1844, Gray 1850, Gray 1866, Gray 1871, Gray 1873, Kellogg 1922, Kienle and Berta 2019, Koretsky 2001, Riedman 1990, Scheffer and Rice 1963, Trouessart 1898, Trouessart 1904 and Turner 1912

Sister taxon: Ogmorhinus (Ogmorhinus)

Ecology: amphibious piscivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Antarctica (2 collections), Argentina (1), Chile (1), New Zealand (1)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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