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Arctocephalus

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Theria
Infraclassis: Placentalia
Ordo: Carnivora
Subordo: Caniformia
Familia: Otariidae
Subfamilia: Arctocephalinae
Genus: Arctocephalus
Species: A. australis - A. forsteri - A. galapagoensis - A. gazella - A. philippii - A. pusillus - A. townsendi - A. tropicalis

Name

Arctocephalus E. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire & F. Cuvier, 1826

Type species: "Phoca ursina" (= Phoca pusilla Schreber, 1775; not Phoca ursina Linnaeus, 1758) (International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature, 2000).

Synonyms

* Arctophoca Peters, 1866
* Euotaria Gray, 1866
* Gypsophoca Gray, 1866
* Halarctus Gill, 1866


References

* Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, É., and F. Cuvier, 1826. Phoque. Dictionnaie des Sciences Naturelles dan lequel on traite méthodiquement des différens ètres de la nature, considérés soit en eux-mèmes, d’après l’état actuel de nos connoissances, soit relativement, à l’utillité qu’en pruvent retires la médecine, l’agriculture, le commerce et les arts (F. Cuvier, ed.). F. G. Levrault, Strasberg; Le Normant, Paris, France 39: 554.
* Peters, W. 1866. Uber die Ohrenrobben (Seelöwen and Seebären), Otaria, insbesondere über die in den Sammlungen zu Berlin befindlichen Arten. Monatsberichte der Königlichen Preussischen Akademie des Wissenschaften zu Berlin, 1866: 276.
* Gray, J. E. 1866. Notes on the skulls of sea bears and sea lions (Otariidae) in the British Museum. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 18: 236.
* Gill, T. 1866. Prodome of a monograph of the pinnipedes. Proceedings Essex Institute, Salem Communications, 5: 7.


Links

* Arctocephalus on Mammal Species of the World.
* Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2 Volume Set edited by Don E. Wilson, DeeAnn M. Reeder
* Arctocephalus É. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire and F. Cuvier, 1826 Report on ITIS


Vernacular names

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The genus Arctocephalus consists of eight of the nine species of fur seal. For details see the fur seal article, or the individual species articles.

Taxonomy

* SUBORDER PINNIPEDIA
* Family Otariidae
o Subfamily Arctocephalinae
+ Genus Callorhinus
# Northern Fur Seal, Callorhinus ursinus
+ Genus Arctocephalus
# Antarctic Fur Seal, Arctocephalus gazella
# Guadalupe Fur Seal, Arctocephalus townsendi
# Juan Fernandez Fur Seal, Arctocephalus philippii
# Galapagos Fur Seal, Arctocephalus galapagoensis
# Cape Fur Seal or Australian Fur Seal, Arctocephalus pusillus
# New Zealand Fur Seal, Arctocephalus forsteri
# Subantarctic Fur Seal, Arctocephalus tropicalis
# South American Fur Seal, Arctocephalus australis
o Subfamily Otariinae: sea lions
* Family Phocidae: true seals
* Family Odobenidae: Walrus

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