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species

Southern Elephant Seal
Mirounga leonina (Linnaeus, 1758)

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

Scientific synonyms

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

Least Concern LC

Images

Mirounga leonina - Southern Elephant Seal

Author: Petr Baum

Mirounga leonina - Southern Elephant Seal

Author: Petr Baum

Mirounga leonina - Southern Elephant Seal

Author: Petr Baum

Mirounga leonina - Southern Elephant Seal

male

Author: Klaus Rudloff

Mirounga leonina - Southern Elephant Seal

male

Author: Klaus Rudloff

Mirounga leonina - Southern Elephant Seal

male

Author: Klaus Rudloff

skeleton

Mirounga leonina - Southern Elephant Seal

Author: Klaus Rudloff
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Intertaxon relationships

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

Links and literature

EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018-1 [13583]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [http://www.iucnredlist.org/] [as Mirounga leonina (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 3 August 2018
EN Australian Faunal Directory [24a78d52-c783-442d-819a-945c0a97d759]

ABRS (2009-2019): Australian Faunal Directory [https://biodiversity.org.au/afd/home], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Mirounga leonina macquariensis (Lydekker, 1909)]
Data retrieved on: 8 February 2015
EN Australian Faunal Directory [3b127a18-0d9e-408e-b622-6dadbdc9f2f3]

ABRS (2009-2019): Australian Faunal Directory [https://biodiversity.org.au/afd/home], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Mirounga leonina (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 8 February 2015
EN Australian Faunal Directory [594c1a0f-7f75-431f-8945-e51de254d4d9]

ABRS (2009-2019): Australian Faunal Directory [https://biodiversity.org.au/afd/home], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Mirounga leonina crosetensis (Lydekker, 1909)]
Data retrieved on: 8 February 2015
EN Australian Faunal Directory [eb75d374-2c0a-40ce-b155-1b37ba1aa075]

ABRS (2009-2019): Australian Faunal Directory [https://biodiversity.org.au/afd/home], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Mirounga leonina leonina (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 8 February 2015
EN Wilson D. E., Reeder D. M. (editors) (2005): Mammal Species of the World (MSW). A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed) [http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3] [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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