Pelagiarctos thomasi Barnes 1988 (walrus)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Odobenidae

Full reference: L. G. Barnes. 1988. A new fossil pinniped (Mammalia: Otariidae) from the middle Miocene Sharktooth Hill Bonebed, California. Contributions in Science 396:1-11

Belongs to Pelagiarctos according to R. W. Boessenecker and M. Churchill 2013

See also Barnes 1988, Barnes 1989 and Barnes 2008

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: LACM 121501, a mandible. Its type locality is Sharktooth Hill Bonebed, which is in a Langhian terrestrial siltstone in the Temblor Formation of California.

Ecology: amphibious carnivore


• Miocene of United States (2: California collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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