Seal Cay, Ragged Island Range (Holocene of Bahamas)

Where: Bahamas (22.6° N, 75.9° W: paleocoordinates 22.6° N, 75.9° W)

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When: Holocene (0.0 - 0.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: anthropogenic

Reposited in the FMNH

Primary reference: P. J. Adam and G. G. Garcia. 2003. New information on the natural history, distribution, and skull size of the extinct (?) West Indian monk seal, Monachus tropicalis. Marine Mammal Science 19(2):297-317 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 136422: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Albert Garcia Selles on 28.11.2012, edited by Mark Uhen

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Taxonomic list

 Carnivora - Phocidae
"Monachus tropicalis" = Neomonachus tropicalis
"Monachus tropicalis" = Neomonachus tropicalis Gray 1850 Hawaiian monk seal