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Pagophilus groenlandica (harp seal)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Phocidae

Taxonomy
Phoca groenlandica was named by Erxleben (1777). It is extant. It is the type species of Pagophilus.

It was recombined as Pagophilus groenlandica by Gill (1866), Koretsky (2001), Deméré et al. (2003), Davis et al. (2004) and Wilson and Reeder (2005); it was recombined as Phoca (Pagophilus) groenlandica by Allen (1880), Trouessart (1898) and Allen (1902); it was recombined as Pagophoca groenlandica by Trouessart (1904) and Kellogg (1922); it was recombined as Phoca (Pagophoca) groenlandica by Friant (1947); it was misspelled as Pagophilus groenlandicus by Gray (1866), Hay (1902), Turner (1912), Hay (1930), Kurten and Anderson (1980) and Riedman (1990); it was recombined as Pagophilus groenlandicus by Gray (1850), Scheffer and Rice (1963), Cullen et al. (2014) and Berta et al. (2018).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1777Phoca groenlandica Erxleben
1847Phoca groenlandica Nilsson p. 288
1850Pagophilus groenlandicus Gray p. 25
1866Pagophilus groenlandica Gill p. 5
1866Pagophilus groenlandicus Gray p. 23
1880Phoca (Pagophilus) groenlandica Allen p. 630
1898Phoca (Pagophilus) groenlandica Trouessart p. 387
1902Phoca (Pagophilus) groenlandica Allen p. 475
1902Phoca groenlandica Hay p. 785
1904Pagophoca groenlandica Trouessart p. 287
1912Phoca groenlandica Turner p. 182
1922Pagophoca groenlandica Kellogg p. 123
1930Phoca groenlandica Hay p. 562
1947Phoca (Pagophoca) groenlandica Friant p. 7
1963Pagophilus groenlandicus Scheffer and Rice p. 3
1980Phoca groenlandica Kurten and Anderson p. 205
1990Phoca groenlandica Riedman p. 57 figs. Table 2
2001Pagophilus groenlandica Koretsky p. 86
2003Pagophilus groenlandica Deméré et al. p. 49 figs. Fig. 3.3
2004Pagophilus groenlandica Davis et al. p. 365
2005Pagophilus groenlandica Wilson and Reeder
2014Pagophilus groenlandicus Cullen et al. p. 1471 figs. Figure 1
2018Pagophilus groenlandicus Berta et al. p. 210 figs. Fig. 2

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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()
familyPhocidae
subfamilyPhocinae
genusPagophilusGray 1844
speciesgroenlandica(Erxleben 1777)

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