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Arctophoca (fur seal)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Otariidae

Taxonomy
Arctophoca was named by Peters (1866). It is extant.

It was reranked as Otaria (Arctophoca) by Peters (1866); it was synonymized subjectively with Arctocephalus by Trouessart (1898), Trouessart (1904), McKenna and Bell (1997) and Rice (1998).

It was assigned to Otaria by Peters (1866); to Zalophina by Gray (1871); to Phocidae by Ameghino (1889); and to Otariidae by Berta and Churchill (2012).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1866Gypsophoca Gray p. 235
1866Arctophoca Peters
1866Otaria (Arctophoca) Peters
1869Euotaria Gray
1871Arctophoca Gray p. 12
1889Arctophoca Ameghino p. 342
1904Gypsophoca Palmer p. 304
2012Arctophoca Berta and Churchill p. 212

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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()
genusArctophocaPeters 1866

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