Phocanella pumila Van Beneden 1876 (seal)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Phocidae

Alternative combination: Phoca (Phocanella) pumila

Synonyms: Phoca (Phocanella) minor Van Beneden 1876, Phocanella minor Van Beneden 1876

Full reference: P. J. Van Beneden. 1876. Les phoques fossiles du bassin d'Anvers. Bulletins de l'Academie Royale des Sciences, des Lettres et des Beaux-Arts de Belgique 41:783-803

Belongs to Phocanella according to T. A. Deméré et al. 2003

See also Albright et al. 2019, Friant 1947, Kellogg 1922, Koretsky 2001, Koretsky and Barnes 2008, Koretsky and Ray 2008, Newton 1891, Osborn 1922, Ray 1976, Trouessart 1898, Van Beneden 1876 and Vanden Broeck 1874

Sister taxa: Phoca (Phocanella) straeleni, Phocanella couffoni

Type specimens:

  • Phocanella pumila: IRSNB 1080 Ct. M. 227, a limb element (right humerus). Its type locality is Sable Superieur d'Anvers, which is in a Zanclean offshore shelf sandstone in the Kattendijk Formation of Belgium.
  • Phocanella minor: IRSNB 1101, Ct. M. 234, a limb element (right humerus). Its type locality is Sable Superieur d'Anvers, which is in a Zanclean offshore shelf sandstone in the Kattendijk Formation of Belgium.

Ecology: amphibious piscivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene of Belgium (1 collection), United States (5: Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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