Homiphoca capensis Hendey and Repenning 1972 (seal)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Phocidae

Alternative combination: Prionodelphis capensis

Full reference: Q. B. Hendey and C.A. Repenning. 1972. A Pliocene phocid from South Africa. Annals of the South African Museum 59(4):71-98

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

See also Berta et al. 2018, Berta et al. 2015, Deméré et al. 2003, Govender 2015, Govender 2018, Hendey 1972, Hendey 1974, Hendey and Repenning 1972, Kienle and Berta 2019, Koretsky 2001, Koretsky and Barnes 2008, Koretsky and Ray 2008, Muizon and Hendey 1980 and Werdelin and Peigne 2010

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: SAM-PQ-L15695, a partial skull (partial skull with LC and P4/ and RP3)

Ecology: amphibious piscivore-carnivore


• Pliocene of South Africa (6 collections), United States (2: Florida, North Carolina)

• Miocene to Pliocene of South Africa (4)

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

Total: 14 collections each including a single occurrence

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