Leptonychotes Gill 1872 (Weddell seal)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Phocidae

Alternative spelling: Ogmorhinus (Leptonychotes)

Synonyms: Leptonyx Gray 1837, Peocilophoca Lydekker 1891, Poecilophoca Lydekker 1891

Parent taxon: Monachinae according to A. Berta 2018

See also Berta 2002, Berta 2009, Berta et al. 2018, Burns and Fay 1970, Davis et al. 2004, Deméré et al. 2003, Friant 1947, Fulton and Strobeck 2010, Gill 1866, Gray 1850, Gray 1866, Gray 1871, Kienle and Berta 2019, Koretsky 2001, Muizon 1981, Palmer 1904, Riedman 1990, Scheffer and Rice 1963, Stirling 1971, Trouessart 1898, Trouessart 1904 and Turner 1912

Sister taxa: Acrophoca, Afrophoca, Auroraphoca, Australophoca, Callophoca, Hadrokirus, Homiphoca, Hydrurga, 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: Leptonychotes weddelli

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Ecology: amphibious piscivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Antarctica (2 collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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