Phocidae


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Related to Phocidae: Pinnipeds, True seals

Phocidae

[′fō·sə‚dē]
(vertebrate zoology)
The seals, a pinniped family of carnivoran mammals in the superfamily Canoidea.
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The most diverse pinniped family is the Phocidae or true seals with 18 species.
A phytogeny of the extant Phocidae inferred from complete mitochondrial DNA coding regions.
x x x o humboldti) MAMMALIA CARNIVORA Phocidae Monachinae nov.