Homiphoca Muizon and Hendey 1980 (seal)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Phocidae

Full reference: C. Muizon and Q.B. Hendey. 1980. Late Tertiary seals of the South Atlantic Ocean. Annals of the South African Museum 82(3):91-128

Parent taxon: Monachinae according to L. Dewaele et al. 2018

See also Amson and Muizon 2013, Berta 2002, Berta 2009, Berta 2017, Berta 2018, Berta et al. 2018, Deméré et al. 2003, Fulton and Strobeck 2010, Govender 2018, Kienle and Berta 2019, Koretsky 2001, Koretsky and Barnes 2008, Koretsky and Ray 2008, McKenna and Bell 1997, Muizon 1981, Muizon 1982, Muizon and Hendey 1980, Rice 1998 and Werdelin and Peigne 2010

Sister taxa: Acrophoca, Afrophoca, Auroraphoca, Australophoca, Callophoca, Hadrokirus, Hydrurga, Leptonychotes, Lobodon, Lobodontini, Mesotaria, Mirounga, Miroungini, Monachini, Monachus, Monotherium wymani, Neomonachus, Noriphoca, Ommatophoca, Paleophoca nystii, Palmidophoca, Piscophoca, Pliophoca, Pontophoca, Pristiphoca, Pristiphoca occitana, Terranectes, Terranectes magnus, Terranectes parvus, Virginiaphoca

Subtaxa: Homiphoca capensis

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Ecology: amphibious piscivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene of South Africa (7 collections), Spain (1), United States (2: Florida, North Carolina)

• Miocene to Pliocene of South Africa (4)

• Miocene of South Africa (1), United States (1: Virginia)

Total: 16 collections each including a single occurrence

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