Taxon profile


Southern Elephant Seal
Mirounga leonina Linnaeus, 1758

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Mammalia - mammals »  order Carnivora - carnivores »  family Phocidae - earless seal

Scientific synonyms

Macrorhinus leoninus crosetensis Lydekker, 1909
Macrorhinus leoninus falclandicus Lydekker, 1909
Macrorhinus leoninus macquariensis Lydekker, 1909
Phoca leonina Linnaeus, 1758
Phoca proboscidea Péron, 1816

IUCN category:Least Concern



Intertaxon relationships

predator: Orcinus orca (Linnaeus, 1758) - Killer Whale

Links and literature

EN ABRS (2009): Australian Faunal Directory [], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Mirounga leonina (Linnaeus, 1758)]
EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013.2 [13583]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Mirounga leonina (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 27 January 2014
EN Wilson D. E., Reeder D. M. (editors) (2005): Mammal Species of the World (MSW). A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed) [] [as Mirounga leonina Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Mirounga leonina (Linnaeus, 1758)]

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