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Taxon profile

genus

elephant seal
Mirounga Gray, 1827

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

Scientific synonyms

Macrorhinus Gray, 1825
Macrorhinus Geoffroy & Cuvier, 1826
Morunga Gray, 1837
Physorhinus Gloger, 1841
Rhinophoca Wagler, 1830

Included taxa

Number of records: 2

species Mirounga angustirostris (Gill, 1866) - Northern Elephant Seal

Mirounga angustirostris - 0000100001 1

species Mirounga leonina (Linnaeus, 1758) - Southern Elephant Seal

Mirounga leonina - 0000100001 1


Links and literature

EN Australian Faunal Directory [b8617df7-9da6-4906-94f0-c0713d2c04bb]

ABRS (2009-2019): Australian Faunal Directory [https://biodiversity.org.au/afd/home], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Mirounga Gray, 1827]
Data retrieved on: 8 February 2015

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