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Zalophus californianus (California sea lion)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Otariidae

Taxonomy
Otaria californiana was named by Lesson (1828) [Lesson (1828) didn't have californianus in Zalophus, but I can't find his original combination.]. It is extant. It is the type species of Zalophus.

It was recombined as Eumetopias californiana by Gill (1866); it was recombined as Eumetopias (Zalophus) californianus by Trouessart (1898) and Trouessart (1904); it was recombined as Eumetopias californianus by Turner (1912); it was recombined as Zalophus californiana by Hay (1930); it was recombined as Zalophus californianus by Allen (1880), Scheffer and Rice (1963), Kurten and Anderson (1980), Riedman (1990), Vidal (1991), Rice (1998), Deméré et al. (2003), Wilson and Reeder (2005), Cullen et al. (2014) and Berta et al. (2018).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1828Otaria californiana Lesson
1858Otaria gilliespii Macbain
1859Arctocephalus monteriensis Gray
1866Eumetopias californiana Gill p. 7
1866Arctocephalus monteriensis Gray p. 49
1866Arctocephalus gilliespii Gray p. 55
1866Arctocephalus monteriensis Gray p. 368
1871Zalophus gilliespii Gray p. 28
1880Zalophus californianus Allen p. 209
1898Eumetopias (Zalophus) californianus Trouessart p. 371
1904Eumetopias (Zalophus) californianus Trouessart p. 279
1912Eumetopias californianus Turner p. 170
1930Zalophus californiana Hay p. 557
1963Zalophus californianus Scheffer and Rice p. 2
1980Zalophus californianus Kurten and Anderson p. 203
1990Zalophus californianus Riedman p. 58 figs. Table 2
1991Zalophus californianus Vidal p. 6
1998Zalophus californianus Rice p. 29
2003Zalophus californianus Deméré et al. p. 49 figs. Fig. 3.3
2005Zalophus californianus Wilson and Reeder p. 593
2014Zalophus californianus Cullen et al. p. 1471 figs. Figure 1
2018Zalophus californianus Berta et al. p. 215 figs. FIg. 5

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
RankNameAuthor
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
Laurasiatheria
Scrotifera
Ferae()
CarnivoramorphaWyss and Flynn 1993
CarnivoraformesFlynn et al.
orderCarnivoraBowditch 1821
superfamilyArctoideaFlower 1869
Pinnipedimorpha
Pinnipedia()
superfamilyOtarioidea
familyOtariidae()
genusZalophusGill 1866
speciescalifornianus(Lesson 1828)

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available