Auroraphoca atlantica Dewaele et al. 2018 (seal)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Phocidae

Full reference: L. Dewaele, C. M. Peredo, P. Meyvisch and S. Louwye. 2018. Diversity of late Neogene Monachinae (Carnivora, Phocidae) from the North Atlantic, with the description of two new species. Royal Society Open Science 5(172437):1-27

Belongs to Auroraphoca according to L. Dewaele et al. 2018

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: USNM 181419, a limb element (incomplete left humerus). Its type locality is Lee Creek Mine, Yorktown Formation, which is in a Zanclean estuary/bay sandstone in the Yorktown Formation of North Carolina.

Ecology: amphibious piscivore-carnivore

Distribution: found only at Lee Creek Mine, Yorktown Formation

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