Taxon profile


earless seal
Phocidae Gray, 1821

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Mammalia - mammals »  order Carnivora - carnivores »  superfamily Phocoidea - pinnipeds


Phoca vitulina - Harbor Seal

Phoca vitulina - Harbor Seal

Author: Vladimír Motyčka

Mirounga angustirostris - Northern Elephant Seal

Mirounga angustirostris - Northern Elephant Seal

Author: Sorenson, Fred

Included taxa

Number of records: 7

subfamily Cystophorinae
subfamily Lobodontinae
subfamily Monachinae
subfamily Phocinae Gray, 1821

Fossil taxa

genus Acrophoca Muizon, 1981
genus Monotherium Van Beneden, 1876
genus Pristiphoca Gervais, 1853

Links and literature

EN Australian Faunal Directory [28c46676-fc17-4f55-9a7e-3274942a753b]

ABRS (2009-2019): Australian Faunal Directory [], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Phocidae]
Data retrieved on: 8 February 2015
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Phocidae]

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